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Subject: Re: [boost] [flat_set] When to sort?
From: Joaquin M López Muñoz (joaquinlopezmunoz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-04-10 10:07:18

El 08/04/2017 a las 12:59, Ion Gaztañaga via Boost escribió:
> On 08/04/2017 10:54, Joaquin M López Muñoz via Boost wrote:
>> Shouldn't you also provide
>> void adopt_sequence(unique_range_t, sequence_type &&seq);
>> void adopt_sequence(ordered_range_t, sequence_type &&seq);
>> for flat_map/set?
> It looks a bit asymmetric against multi[set/map] containers which only
> require ordered_unique (their own invariant). It's realistic that a
> user that orders the sequence externally does not want to / can't
> erase duplicates before calling the "risky" version of adopt_sequence?

The situation looks perfectly logical to me: multi[set/map] keeps one
namely sortedness, whereas set/map keeps two, sortedness and uniqueness,
and it is in principle thinkable that data be given back to the
container with
none, one or both invariants preserved, hence the four different overloads:

* adopt_sequence(seq) --> sort and eliminate duplicates
* adopt_sequence(unique_range_t,seq) --> sort
* adopt_sequence(ordered_range_t,seq) --> eliminate duplicates
* adopt_sequence(ordered_unique_range_t,seq) --> do nothing

One could potentially collapse these in two by neglecting to use the
info that
one of the two invariants is preserved, but the solution would not be

Joaquín M López Muñoz

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