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Subject: Re: [boost] Synapse library review starts today December 2
From: Klaim - Joël Lamotte (mjklaim_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-12-02 16:32:05

On 2 December 2016 at 20:00, Nat Goodspeed <nat_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> On Fri, Dec 2, 2016 at 1:31 PM, Emil Dotchevski
> <emildotchevski_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> > See
> Thanks.
> > In Synapse the emitter is simply a "meeting place": using emit<foo>(p) to
> > emit the signal foo from the object p will call any functions that were
> > connected by connect<foo>(p,f), where p is simply (the address of) any
> > object (of any type whatsoever) you have in your program.
> So, the library contains something like a thread_local unordered_map
> whose keys are arbitrary pointers?

Last time I checked, it was a static map if I remember correctly, inside a

While I like the basic idea of Synapse, I do not like that I do not have
any control as to where the observers are stored.
It was my only complain at the initial presentation of the library.

I didn't have time yet to look at this version of the library (I will
soon), but basically if it could
let me add an optional parametter to the connect so that I provide the
storage (which lifetime and maybe implementtion I would guarantee myself),
it would allow me to control allocations of these stored connections.
>From what I read last time it looked possible but maybe it is not.

A. Joël Lamotte

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