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Re: Using C++ in GCC is OK
On Wed, 2 Jun 2010, Richard Guenther wrote:
> Well, on the one hand I agree - but on the other hand I see people
> eagerly waiting to be the first to post patches to convert all VEC uses
> that allocate from the heap(!) (yes - we can't use STL for GC allocated
> stuff!), leaving us with files that use a mix of stl::vector and VEC.
> VEC is clearly superior here in that it provides a general vector
> implementation which can allocate from GC space, heap or even the stack.
> Why switch to a less capable implementation?
> OTOH for pointer-map and pointer-set I see little value keeping it (it
> can't be used for GC allocated stuff), so std::map and std::set are a
> perfect fit.
Except of course that our STL map and set are binary tree based and
pointer_map/set are hash based, and hence require less lookups in most