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Subject: Re: [boost] Interest request for pointer+bit compression optimization
From: Stefan Strasser (strasser_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-09-07 17:01:32

Am Monday 07 September 2009 19:42:57 schrieb Neil Groves:

> > It would be a nice to have IMHO, but there is a huge work of testing to
> > make
> > it safe and reliable.
> Agreed.

if you wanted to exploit system implementation specific free bits.
detecting the alignment of pointers seems to be possible reliably and
statically, otherwise boost intrusive and STL implementations wouldn't use
that's 2-3 free bits on aligned 32/64 bit platforms.

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