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Subject: Re: [boost] [MMap/VM] RFC
From: Ion Gaztañaga (igaztanaga_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-03-06 18:47:58

On 06/03/2016 22:19, Domagoj Saric wrote:
> On 4.3.2016. 1:18, Andy Thomason wrote:
>> Hi Domagoj and Mathias.
>> > for quite some time I've been working on a portable mmap/virtual
>> memory
>> I have been using Boost.Interprocess for handling large genetic data
>> files
>> in the proposed Boost.Genetics, it is intended for sharing memory images
>> between processes, but works just as well as a portable mmap wrapper
>> including as a block allocator.
> And the "portable mmap wrapper" and "block allocator" are IMO two
> separate things and belong in separate libraries, as mmap-ing is not
> essentially an IPC thing. This is one of the chalenges in making a
> VM/MMAP library - find out the clear API boundary where the library
> should stop and Interprocess should then build upon.
>> The only shame is that it is not 100% header-based and so needs binaries
>> for different platforms.
> But Interprocess is a header only library?

Yes. It depends on DateTime but no library function is needed so you can
define BOOST_DATE_TIME_NO_LIB to avoid automatic linking.




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