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Subject: Re: [boost] Regex allocator support
From: Mike Spertus (mike_spertus_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-12-05 23:04:19

John Maddock <john <at>> writes:

> > I hope my explanations clear things up a bit. I know that I speak for just
> > a
> > few people, but things like theese, are the exact things that makes
> > especially game developers stay away from boost, so I hope you will at
> > least
> > look more into this.
> Thanks for the very lucid explanation: that helps a lot, looks like you're
> in a bind
> Adding allocator support to regex in a way that can be tested and proved to
> prevent *any* other allocations would be hard to do and maintain I
> suspect... so I'd like to hear whether this is a more general issue for
> folks before jumping in.
Since I just independently created another thread on the need for regex
allocators (Topic: interprocess allocators) and now see that this thread is also
active the same week, I suspect this issue arises not infrequently.

For the reasons given in the "interprocess allocators thread," the justification
for including allocators in regexes is IMO every bit as strong as for strings
and containers.

> Cheers, John.
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