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Subject: Re: [boost] [GSOC] Regarding the project Boost.DeVector
From: Satyam Shekhar (satyamshekhar_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-03-29 17:41:31

Another thought about this project - the paper by Matthew Austern about
segmented iterators mentions 'segmentedness' of an iterator as orthogonal to
it's traversal or reference category. Now one way to approach the task of
creating segmented iterators for Devector is to use the Boost.Iterator
library's iterator_facade/iterator_adaptor. But would it be worthwhile to
modify Boost.Iterator itself and define new concepts using segmentedness as
another orthogonal category, and then modify iterator_facade to support it?
One of the factors influencing this would obviously be whether segmented
iterators are going to be used widely in the future for other containers.
(hash tables etc)


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