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Subject: Re: [boost] Interest in a container which can hold multiple data types?
From: Boris Rasin (boris_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-05-04 05:20:02

On 5/4/2015 3:08 AM, James Armstrong wrote:
> Hello forum,
> I was wanting to gauge interest in a container I developed which can
> natively handle multiple data types (as opposed to using a container of
> boost::any). I have the templated source hosted on my github account at
> There is some documentation on the current functions under
> omni/doc/html/index.html. main.cpp has some example codes on inserting,
> retrieving, and manipulating the data within the container. The one caveat
> to using the container is that the function destroy<T>() must be called for
> all data types inserted into the container, I currently have an assert in
> the destructor which will hit if destroy<T>() is not called for a data
> type. Also, this requires using a modified version of
> boost/core/typeinfo.hpp, so you will need to replace the original with the
> one I provide. The changes simply keep the boost functionality even when
> C++ typeinfo is available.
> I am trying to guage interest in this, and if there is interest, get some
> feedback on additional functionality to include. The iterators I have now
> work, but they are inefficient and that will be fixed eventually.
> Currently, I'm calling the container an omni, but don't really like that
> name and am looking for suggestions for something better :)
> Thanks
Can you please briefly describe how this differs from container of

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