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Subject: Re: [boost] [review] Heaps: size and stability
From: Tim Blechmann (tim_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-06-02 13:30:31

> > Not strictly true. Even though the requirement is specified for the
> > general container requirements, it's possible for a container to remove
> > that requirement. As "forward_list" does, by removing the "size()"
> > member function.
> Ah. Thank you for the clarification.
> This makes me wonder how important size() actually is for heaps. Most
> of the algorithms I've seen simply use empty().

if you use priority queues in a scheduler to run different jobs by their
priority, it may be interesting to inform the user, how many jobs are left ...


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