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From: John Maddock (john_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-08-09 05:24:28

Matias Capeletto wrote:
> The project information, docs and sources can be found here:
> I will be very pleased if you can make some spare time to review
> the interface, design, implementation and documentation of this
> library and comment on it.
> Because it is better to go clean from the beginning, these are
> some of the questions that will surely rise a discussion.
> * Do you like the usage interface?

Yes, absolutely.

> * In relation with Boost.MultiIndex, Do you think that it is
> worth to have a bidirectional map library in Boost, that trades
> generality for a better specialized user interface?
> (Because this library was encouraged by the boost mentors the
> answer will surely be yes, but it is a nice discussion to have)

Yes, bimap is a lot simpler to use when appropriate.

> * Do you like the extended mapping framework?
> Do you think it is intuitive for someone with a stl background?


> * What do you think of the design of operator[]?
> Is there a better way to be coherent with the stl that does not
> imply
> throwing exceptions?

I don't follow, can you explain or link to the relevant part of the docs?

> * What is your evaluation of the implementation?
> I am very interested in your reaction to the zero-overhead achieved
> by the almost-standard mutant_relation class, and the standard
> compliant label that this library acquires by including the
> standard_relation class.
> A big part of the library implementation is ContainerAdaptor.
> Do you deem Boost.ContainerAdaptor worth eventually proposing to
> Boost?

Where is container_adapter described?

If I ask for a bimap<list_of<A>, B> do I get std::list complexity guarentees
when accessing bimap.left, or does it just look like a list, but not really
behave like one?

That aside, it looks like a very successful SOC to me, and to be a worthy
addition to Boost. Very nice looking docs too BTW!

Many thanks,


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