container stuff

Andrei Alexandrescu SeeWebsiteForEmail at
Wed May 26 21:32:12 PDT 2010

On 05/26/2010 11:15 PM, Jonathan M Davis wrote:
> The fact that the operations in std.container carry specific performance
> constraints will make it work much better I think. Also, D's ability to
> alter how a function is defined based on the attributes of a given container
> makes it much easier to write algorithms which are efficient for each
> container type without having to worry about calling member functions in
> some cases and non-member functions in others or anything like that. So, I
> think that std.container really looks like it could lead me to write good,
> container-independent code. However, I don't have much experience with
> writing container-independent code because it doesn't work very well in C++,
> and it can be quite detrimental to performance in other languages like Java
> because the performance characteristics of different containers vary so
> much.

Yeah, exactly. We're all in the same boat really. Time will tell how 
that really goes.


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