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Subject: Re: [boost] tuple benchmarks show marked differences from std::tuple(was Re: Interesting article on stack-based TMP
From: Eric Niebler (eric_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-10-24 15:09:34

On 10/24/2012 8:47 AM, Larry Evans wrote:
> The attached is the output .txt file produced by running:
> while in the working directory produced by `svn checkout` on the above
> svn directory. It shows that with std::tuple, the compile times are 4
> times as long as with the "horizontal" tuple implementation which uses
> no preprocessing. It also shows the "horizontal" is about the same as
> the "vertical" which does use preprocessing. The "horizontal" trick
> (as Douglas Gregor has explained elsewhere) is to use multiple
> inheritance where the tuple elements are "paired" with the key to
> retrieve them.

Without seeing the different header files referenced by your benchmark
program, or the tuple client code, it's impossible for anyone to draw
any conclusions from your numbers.

I presented at BoostCon my own benchmarks of tuple with and without
preprocessing. The results were unambiguously and strongly in favor of
unrolling with the preprocessor. Tested with gcc. The presentation is here:

The source code is here:

> I thought it also interesting that clang seems to do better than gcc,
> as reported here:

Interesting. I didn't test with clang.

Eric Niebler
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