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Subject: Re: [boost] [xint] Design Improvements (was Boost.Move vs Copy-on-Write timings)
From: Jeffrey Lee Hellrung, Jr. (jhellrung_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-05-05 00:06:05

On 05/04/2010 05:21 PM, Chad Nelson wrote:
> On 05/04/2010 02:28 PM, Jeffrey Lee Hellrung, Jr. wrote:
> [...]
>>> That way the user does not need to allocate his memory with dynamic
>>> memory allocation -- or even with your type -- to run your arbitrary
>>> precision algorithms.
>> +1, and going the natural step further, build these algorithms off a
>> view *concept*, rather then hard-coding a specific view class, for
>> maximum flexibility. The requirements you need *might* be as simple as
>> existing range requirements in many cases (see Boost.Range).
> I'm afraid they'll be slightly more complex, as the view will need to
> know the sign of the integer as well (and be able to alter it, for
> mutable arguments). So I'll probably need to hard-code at least one view
> class anyway. We'll see when I get to it, which I hope will be tonight.

Yes, you're right, start with a concrete view class, just with the
additional abstraction to a view concept in the back of your mind.
Later you can add support for a more concept-based implementation it if
it's deemed useful.

- Jeff

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