Subject: Re: [boost] [xint] Fourth release, requesting preliminary review again
From: Chad Nelson (chad.thecomfychair_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-06-10 18:16:40
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On 06/10/2010 05:55 PM, David Abrahams wrote:
> 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.
Eventually I'd like to code the lower-level operations in assembly, but
that isn't going to happen for the first public release. And even after
I do, I'd still want to maintain a pure C++ version, for maximum
Oak Circle Software, Inc.
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