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From: Ronald Garcia (garcia_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-03-15 15:12:15

Hi Phil,

I have received your request and have added Shifted Pointer to the
review queue.


On Mar 10, 2008, at 6:59 AM, Phil Bouchard wrote:

> Greetings Boost:
> I am happy re-submitting after 4 years my final design and
> implementation
> proposal of "shifted_ptr" which includes very useful tools named
> "list",
> "stack" and "roofof". The new containers consisting of STL-like
> ones but
> offering external access to the nodes, removing the need of
> dynamically
> allocated nodes and thus offers multi-dimensional control over their
> elements. "roofof" is a one line helper function used in
> conjunction with
> the mentionned containers to find the root address of the class
> housing the
> member used by the container in question.
> In contrast with its previous submission, "shifted_ptr" now relates
> to a
> memory manager of constant complexity and of size: sizeof(void *) *
> 2. It
> take advantage of the low-memory consuption, fast execution and very
> versatile interface. It proposes a very different concept, removes
> the need
> of current functions such as: "enable_shared_from_this", destroys the
> "cyclic pointer" problem and is now perfectly type-safe. The former
> reference counted smart pointer was renamed to "shifted_ptr_base"
> and merged
> properly with Boost standards.
> Morever "shiifted_ptr" is closely tied to the current "shared_ptr"
> that uses
> objects derived from "sp_counted_base". This was extended to objects
> deriving from "owned_base", which includes the necessary
> information that is
> handled by the smart pointer plus a smart destructer that
> differentiates
> arrays from standard objects and destroys the object accordingly.
> I have not yet written entirely its documentation but I have
> included a well
> documented reference to its API. I would like to schedule a review
> for now
> and by then the documentation shall be completed. I am also aware the
> library doesn't yet handle multi-threaded applications but I would
> like to
> start with getting the library better known. The theory behind is
> perfectly
> reliable but I can't say I forgot technical issues.
> The library is located at:
> action=downloadfile&
> Thank you,
> Phil Bouchard
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