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Subject: Re: [boost] Stack-based vector container
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-01-24 12:41:46

Nevin Liber wrote:
> 1. There are times I know the likely largest size of a
> container, above which I am willing to pay an allocation cost.

Thorsten's proposed auto_vector does that.

> 2. There are times I want to limit the maximum size of a container.

boost::array does that, but then it doesn't have the notion of capacity.

> Note: StackVector does not solve all combinations of (1) and
> (2), but its a good start. :-)

It isn't clear whether there should be one class template, with suitable policies, to handle all of these cases, or whether separate class templates would be easier to understand and use.

Rob Stewart robert.stewart_at_[hidden]
Software Engineer, Core Software using std::disclaimer;
Susquehanna International Group, LLP

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