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Subject: Re: [ublas] vector< vector< T > > to matrix < T > assignment
From: Matwey V. Kornilov (matwey.kornilov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-09-12 06:38:22

In my opinion this is not exactly how it is.

Consider function fun() returning vector< vector< T > >.

matrix< T > m;

// ...

m = vector_of_vector_to_matrix( fun() );
/* at least two memory copying. the first one is from temporary object of
type vector<vector<T>> to matrix<T> in vector_of_vector_to_matrix(). the
second is assignment this temporary matrix<T> into m object. */

matrix< T > m2 = vector_of_vector_to_matrix( fun() );
/* single copying. RVO or NRVO works here */

When adapters are used there is single copying in both cases.

Marco Guazzone wrote:
> Adaptors are good if you want that a type only behaves like another
> type, *without* copying data. So any change in the adaptor object
> (will change the adapted one).
> Instead if you want to simply copy a v< v<> > into a matrix, adaptor
> is useless (IMHO); a free function is better.
> Best,
> -- Marco