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Subject: Re: [boost] [convert] Boost.Convert Library Review
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-05-02 13:24:32

Gordon Woodhull wrote:
> On May 2, 2011, at 1:01 PM, "Stewart, Robert"
> <Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> >>
> >> Note that performance concerns are out of scope of
> >> Boost.Convert.
> >
> > Why?
> Because the author chose not to address them. It's not a more
> efficient alternative. It's just a more powerful (if wacky)
> interface.

I disagree. A first implementation of a library not about performance typically doesn't include many optimizations. That said, the string-to-bool converter forgoes streams to gain specialized behavior. Perhaps that wasn't purposely to get performance, but it reveals the intent that streams are not necessarily the means to the end.

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

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