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Subject: [boost] Try out a multi-dimensional adapter class template?
From: Daryle Walker (darylew_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-10-08 09:12:18

I added a new class template for my library at <>. It's called "multiarray," and it's an adapter class like stack and queue. But the new interface is only for accessing elements. Besides the element and container types, the template header for the class takes the number of dimensions. The class uses at, operator [] and operator () to access an element. It has methods to read/write the shape of the array and the priority of each index. There are no methods to change the number of elements stored; you have to either use a fixed-size container or sub-class the multi-array to add methods to change the size. (The container sub-object is protected, like the Standard adapters.)
I split the main code into two base class templates, because the code for computing the offset from an index tuple and the code for referencing an element were nearly distinct. This really screws up my attempt at Doxygen comments. Any ideas? Or is my case too complex for what Doxygen's author thought could be handled.
Daryle W.

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