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Subject: [Boost-announce] [review] Review of PolyCollection starts today (May 3rd)
From: Ion Gaztañaga (igaztanaga_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-05-02 23:46:49

Hi everyone,

The formal review of Joaquín M. López Muñoz's PolyCollection library
starts today.

I'd like to encourage your participation as the proposed library is
small and focused, and reviewers don't need to be domain experts to
appreciate the potential usefulness of the library and propose improvements.

PolyCollection implements fast containers of polymorphic objects.
Typically, polymorphic objects cannot be stored directly in regular
containers and need be accessed through an indirection pointer, which
introduces performance problems related to CPU caching and branch
prediction. Boost.PolyCollection implements a novel data structure that
is able to contiguously store polymorphic objects without such
indirection, thus providing a value-semantics user interface and better
performance. Three polymorphic collections are provided:

* boost::base_collection
* boost::function_collection
* boost::any_collection

dealing respectively with classic base/derived or OOP polymorphism,
function wrapping in the spirit of std::function and so-called duck
typing as implemented by Boost.TypeErasure.

The library can be found here:



and the documentation here:

Please post your comments and review to the boost mailing list
(preferably), the Boost Library Incubator. or privately to the Review
Manager (to me ;-). Here are some questions you might want to answer in
your review:

- What is your evaluation of the design?

- What is your evaluation of the implementation?

- What is your evaluation of the documentation?

- What is your evaluation of the potential usefulness of the library?

- Did you try to use the library? With what compiler? Did you have any

- How much effort did you put into your evaluation? A glance? A quick
reading? In-depth study?

- Are you knowledgeable about the problem domain?

And most importantly:

- Do you think the library should be accepted as a Boost library?

For more information about Boost Formal Review Process, see:

Waiting your reviews!


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