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Subject: Re: [boost] Stacking iterators vs. dataflow
From: Giovanni Piero Deretta (gpderetta_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-09-03 21:10:54

On Thu, Sep 4, 2008 at 1:48 AM, David Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> on Wed Sep 03 2008, "Giovanni Piero Deretta" <> wrote:
>> Given an appropriate buffering size (a memory page?) you could hide
>> the buffering step inside an interator adaptor, which, instead of
>> producing every N'th value on the fly, would batch the production of
>> enough elements to fill the buffer.
>> David: BTW, I think that you can use exactly the same abstraction used
>> for segmented iterators to expose the buffering capability of a
>> buffered iterator adaptor.
> Yes, an iterator with a backing buffer would work great as a segmented
> iterator.

So, do you think that buffering could be a good approach to help
reduce the abstraction overhead of stacked iterator adapters?
I think you have to give up a bit of lazyness (from the pull side it
is harder to determine exactly how much of the input sequence you want
to consume).


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