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Subject: Re: [boost] boost] [flat_map] Any interest in a flat_map variant that is much faster on insertion/erase at the price of a slower lookup?
From: Giacomo Drago (giacomo_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-03-22 13:13:20

On 2015-03-22 16:40, Phil Endecott wrote:
> And you can compact ("vacuum") a B-tree, if you want.

I see.

> (a) When it's important to have no pointers at all, so that I can store
> the data in a memory-mapped file or perhaps in interprocess shared
> memory. (Though most recently I decided to use offset pointers from
> Boost.Interprocess along with a Boost.Intrusive map, and that worked
> well.)
> (b) When the data has a "life cycle" with different phases, e.g. an
> initial phase of bulk creation, followed by a phase of random lookup.
> In this case you only sort once so the computational complexity is
> optimal.
> I would not want to use them when either you have fine-grained mixing
> of insertion and lookup, or when the amount of data is large enough
> that the poor locality of reference starts to dominate.

You make a good point here!

 From your silence on the "sorted vs non sorted" issue, I am positive we
are on the same page about that, regardless its relevance.


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