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Subject: Re: [boost] [config] request for BOOST_NO_FWD_STD_DECLARATION
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-02-16 09:41:40

Christian Holmquist wrote:
> I find forwarding of std::containers very useful, and have
> needed to write my own in the past (of course, nonportable).
> There's are a big overlap in different boost libraries that
> does the same, and for users such as myself.
> Can't this be taken one step further, and introduce something
> like boost/details/stdfwd.hpp, or maybe boost/stdfwd.hpp? In
> the case where forwarding is not possible, stdfwd.hpp would
> have to include all std::containers

In the fallback case, you'd force inclusion of <map>, <multimap>, <set>, etc. for some context that, otherwise, would only have included, say, <vector>. That's not a good tradeoff. Instead of stdfwd.hpp, it'll have to be map_fwd.hpp, multimap_fwd.hpp, and so on.

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

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