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Subject: Re: [boost] [utility] new auto_buffer class --- RFC
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-03-06 08:26:15

Thorsten Ottosen wrote:
On Thursday, March 05, 2009 6:30 PM
> I do not want to supply the whole interface of vector. For the
> operations that they have in common, it is almost a drop-in
> replacement.
> I say almost, because this class is really about speed, and
> often don't
> allow overlapping ranges, assignment to *this etc. The
> exception-safety
> guarantees might also be weaker if it hurts performance.

If your goal is speed at the expense of all else, then name the class "fast_buffer" or something of that sort. It should be clear that there are many interested in a vector replacement that includes the small buffer optimization. If you're not interested in creating the latter, perhaps another will.

Rob Stewart robert.stewart_at_[hidden]
Software Engineer, Core Software using std::disclaimer;
Susquehanna International Group, LLP

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