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Re: [Texmacs-dev] Using STL

From: Joris van der Hoeven
Subject: Re: [Texmacs-dev] Using STL
Date: Tue, 14 May 2002 19:13:57 +0200 (MET DST)

On Tue, 14 May 2002, David Allouche wrote:

> On Tuesday 14 May 2002 11:23, Joris van der Hoeven wrote:
> > OK, I now see what that is. Please do not use STL containers for the
> > moment. One day, we may see whether we should move to STL containers,
> > but not now. In fact, I don't see which STL containers should be useful
> > now anyway; we have arrays, lists and hashtables. We will not need much
> > else.
> As I said previously, I need a sorted associative container, and there is 
> no such thing in your classes.
> A sorted associative container is an associative container like your 
> hashmap, but additionnaly it provides an ordering based on a comparison 
> on the key. I need this to implement VALUE assignations in TMSL 
> efficiently.

Can you explain this a little bit more? I am willing to implement this,
but I would like to know what is the exact specification and
what you would like to do with it.

> > I also would like you to avoid using too many new templated classes
> > in your program, because this hugely increases the size of the
> > executable. So please use the existing classes, like tree, array<int>,
> > hashmap<string,tree> etc. whenever possible.
> I do, but I am not willing to write a new one if the STL already has what 
> I need.

So I will take care of that.

> > Please keep in touch with me about the main design structure,
> > which has to be kept both elegant and efficient.
> I will be.
> Once I have figured it out, I will send you my heaviy commented draft 
> source code.

OK. Please remind my remark on using NEW_TREES + tree for ttree.
This will allow you to concentrate of the really essential stuff:
the rewriters.

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