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Subject: Re: [boost] [GSOC] Regarding the project Boost.DeVector
From: Thorsten Ottosen (thorsten.ottosen_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-03-30 09:34:42

Satyam Shekhar skrev:
> 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)

Well, one of the major obstacles with segmented iterators is that no
standard algorithms support them.

I guess it would be yet another GSOC project to implement this for
boost.range ex etc.


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