[geos-devel] [Fwd: [Boost-users] [boost] Formal Review: Boost.Polygon
starts today August 24, 2009]
mbdavis at refractions.net
Wed Sep 2 12:11:25 EDT 2009
Barend Gehrels wrote:
>> Templates would make it a lot better, but far away
>> from 1:1 mapping with Java.
> Sure, though Java also have templates now
I'm no expert in this, but my understanding is that Java templates are
purely for type management, and don't really provide much in the way of
compile-time optimization (since they don't change the underlying memory
allocation model of Java). So it's not clear to me that rewriting JTS
to use templates would provide optimal code via a direct port to C++.
It might get closer, I guess, but maybe there'd still be some semantic
rewriting required for maximum optimization. But I'd be happy for
someone to prove this conjecture wrong 8^)
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