Containers I'd like to see in std.containers

Ellery Newcomer ellery-newcomer at
Sun May 30 20:02:16 PDT 2010

On 05/30/2010 07:41 PM, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
> On 05/30/2010 07:10 PM, Ellery Newcomer wrote:
>> On 05/30/2010 06:25 PM, Jonathan M Davis wrote:
>>> Philippe Sigaud wrote:
>>>> There are some simple containers I'd like to see in std.containers:
>>>> - a priority queue
>>>> - a heap
>>>> - a stack, a queue
>>>> - a set
>>>> Do people here also consider them as containers and useful ones in a
>>>> standard library?
>>>> Philippe
>>> A sorted map in addition to a hash map would be good, and for a set,
>>> both a
>>> sorted and a hash variety woud be good. And of course, multisets and
>>> multimaps would be useful too. We also lack a doubly-linked list.
>> Maybe an ordered map, i.e. keeps track of order of insertion? I think I
>> saw this in python once. Looked handy.
> I'm thinking of a slightly different course for std.container. Instead
> of defining an OrderedMap structure that doesn't specify its
> implementation, std.container will define _explicit_ consecrated data
> structures, such as BinaryTree and RedBlackTree (Steve Schveighoffer
> graciously contributed his R-B tree implementation). Later on, we might
> define a set of generic aliases for typical container choices, but I
> want std.container to actually reflect the interesting personalities and
> tradeoffs that data structures have.
> Andrei

My bad.


Disregarding implementation, do you think this one would be useful 
enough to merit inclusion?

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