Subject: [boost] [Boost.Move] [Boost.Container] Compiling with older version of Boost and performance
From: Thomas Jordan (thomasjordan_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-01-07 06:10:49
I am interested in experimenting with v1.48 Boost.Move and Boost.Container. However, I am otherwise constrained to using Boost libraries v1.33.1 with
a Sun C++ v5.10 compiler. I couldn't seem any 'Boost library dependencies' listed in the Move/Container documentation, but a quick look through the header files suggests
that it is mainly MPL and Type Traits. So...
First question: would it be feasible for me to combine the headers for these two libraries with the v1.33.1 libraries and get it to work (albeit maybe with a little customisation), or would it be a big job/non-starter?
Second question - I don't see any performance analysis published for Boost.Move. I know that move semantics is about more than improved performance, but am interested in that side of things, especially as the above compiler appears suboptimal in terms of copy elision and RVO. I am wondering for example whether are there any (compiler-specific) factors which could mitigate against the performance benefits of doing a move vs a copy of a vector, using these libraries, for example.
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