On 18/08/2015 6:27 a.m., Sergei Degtiarev wrote:
I suggests a new module for mapping  files into memory. Instead of
viewing the file as array of bytes, it directly maps the object onto
file allowing to handle it as regular in-memory object. The data remain
persistent after the program exits and may be re-opened and used again
or shared between processes.
Dynamic arrays are also supported with some limitations.
The code is at
https://github.com/sdegtiarev/phobos/tree/master/std/experimental/perpetual
Is anybody interested?


What I like about this approach is:
- No memory allocation, yes yuppie!
- Uses what ever your type is you want!
- The type you want is initialized, yuppie

What I don't like:
- Does not allow for calling the constructor on the type should it have one
- Does not map to std.mmfile in any way
- No way to say an offset in the file to start working from (also maybe an upper limit for arrays)
- You implement basically everything in std.mmfile all over again

Fix up the things above and maybe with a bit more cleaning up it can go into std.mmfile. It's basically a poor mans (de/)serializer which is quite a nice thing to have.

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