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Subject: Re: [boost] [endian] swap_in_place use case
From: Dave Handley (Dave.Handley_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-06-04 09:58:00

Vicente Botet wrote:

> I'm looking for a use case where the use of swap_in_place

> (or whatever is renamed) is not followed/preceded by a copy.

I'm not sure you got an answer to this question. Here is a simple use case.

Memory map a network endian file. Swap_in_place. Use.

You definitely don't want a copy in this case since your file could easily be very big. Think of the case where your file is huge (say 10Gb), you really don't want to perform a copy and swap since that puts your memory need at 20Gb instead of 10Gb.

Dave Handley

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