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Subject: Re: [boost] copy on write for std containers
From: Peter Foelsche (foelsche_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-12-04 19:33:26

"Jeffrey Lee Hellrung, Jr." <jhellrung_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> I think the point is that copy-on-write is rarely optimal, often
> suboptimal, and increases complexity; hence it should not be encouraged.

increases complexity -- wrong -- I only replaced the matching types -- the
using code was not modified.
The number of lines for the wrapper are minimal -- I only implemented the
methods I'm using.
I don't care about complexity the compiler has to manage.
I care about the complexity I have to manage.
I could introduce some filtering to avoid storing identical instances which
would even more decrease the memory foot print.

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