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Subject: Re: [boost] [utility] new auto_buffer class --- RFC
From: Thorsten Ottosen (thorsten.ottosen_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-03-02 16:32:44

Christopher Jefferson skrev:
> On 2 Mar 2009, at 20:12, Thorsten Ottosen wrote:
>> Frank Mori Hess skrev:
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>>> On Monday 02 March 2009, Thorsten Ottosen wrote:
>>>> Ok, but can you determine the size of the buffer in advance, so you can
>>>> call reserve?
>>> Yes. If you're proposing adding the ability to grow an auto_buffer's
>>> capacity after it is constructed via a reserve() call, I could live
>>> with that.
>> No, I was actually advocating the that push_back should not grow.
>> But as pointed out in another part of this thread, we need both cases.
>> push_back()
>> push_back_unchecked()
>> you will be able to use the latter, which is more efficient.
> You could make exactly the same argument about pushing back into a
> vector, why not have a push_back_unchecked that doesn't check if
> reallocation must occur. I did once experiment with this and got no
> measurable speed improvement.

So did I in a real-time ray-tracing application. The difference was a


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