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Subject: [boost] [GSOC] Devector project
From: Divyansh Gupta (divyanshgupta95_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-02-15 03:08:27

Hi all,

I've been following the mailing list for a few months and I wanted to know
more about the Devector project idea that was being discussed last week. I
couldn't find it on the 2015 ideas page so I read about it on the 2009 page
and I'm really interested in doing it as a GSOC project. So then I also
read the segmented iterators paper and the std::vector and std::deque

I found an existing implementation of devector on GitHub (

Some of the shortcomings of this implementation as per the 2009 ideas page:
1. Does not provide reference stability on insertion since it's just one
continuous block of memory which has to be reallocated in its entirety.
2. Hence obviously does not provide option for setting chunk size or use
segmented iterators.

I was hoping that the devector idea is added to the 2015 ideas page with a
competency test since I don't have any open source contributions besides
the research projects in my institute. But I'm a quick learner and am
confident that I can prove my worth through a competency test.

Thus I kindly request Thorsten or Niall to please add devector to the ideas
page and provide a competency test if possible.


Divyansh Gupta,
Sophomore Undergraduate Student,
Indian Institute of Technology - Kharagpur

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