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Re: [Pan-devel] Replace custom data structures with standard ones?

From: Heinrich Müller
Subject: Re: [Pan-devel] Replace custom data structures with standard ones?
Date: Thu, 2 May 2013 15:08:23 +0000 (UTC)
User-agent: Pan/0.140 (Chocolate Salty Balls; GIT f509257 ssh://address@hidden/git/pan2)

Am Mon, 11 Feb 2013 10:45:00 +0000 schrieb Rui Maciel:

> A significant number of custom/non-standard data structures are used in
> Pan.  In some cases these non-standard data structures are apparently
> redundant and used without adding much value (i.e., Loki::AssocVector Vs
> std::map, pan::sorted_vector Vs std::set).   Also, C++11 introduced a
> couple of standard data structures (std::array, std::unordered_map).
> Considering this, and considering that these custom data structures date
> back to a time when C++ standard containers were still freshly
> implemented and therefore were notorious for their, say, non-optimal
> performance, and that including them affects the project's
> maintainability, would Pan's maintainers be open to the idea of
> replacing them with their C++ standard counterparts?
> Rui Maciel

Do you have the time and skill to profile _and_ test the status-quo and c+
+ stl containers for their scalability ;) ?
if so, be my guest. i will gladly accept any patches.


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