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Subject: Re: [boost] Stack-based vector container
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-12-29 00:43:26

At Tue, 28 Dec 2010 22:21:20 -0500,
Frank Mori Hess wrote:
> On Tuesday 28 December 2010, Dave Abrahams wrote:
> >
> > Yeah, an allocator with some internal storage that falls back to the
> > heap when it's exausted would allow std::vector's to essentially use
> > the "small string optimization."
> It would have to rely on c++0x or implementation-defined behaviour though,
> as c++03 containers are explicitly not required to support stateful
> allocators.

Ah, yes; the famous "weasel wording." But AFAIK all real
implementations go at least a few steps beyond what's required in that
department, as a matter of QOI.

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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