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Subject: Re: [boost] [xint] Fourth release, requesting preliminary review again
From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-06-10 17:55:18

At Thu, 10 Jun 2010 14:45:17 -0700,
Simonson, Lucanus J wrote:
> There is a sort of odd dynamic here. On the one hand we all care
> about performance. On the other there is no way to implement this
> library in C++ to be efficient on modern hardware because the C++
> standard doesn't provide access to integer overflow flags and the
> compilers are next to worthless for vectorizing general code.
> Obviously no one expects you to special case the hardware at run
> time and provide inline assembly where it is warrented,

I do! I mean, it wouldn't be unreasonable.

Dave Abrahams
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