N3899: Nested Allocation -- Lawrence Crowl

Save to:
Instapaper Pocket Readability

A new WG21 paper is available. A copy is linked below, and the paper will also appear in the next normal WG21 mailing. If you are not a committee member, please use the comments section below or the std-proposals forum for public discussion.

Document number: N3899

Date: 2014-01-20

Nested Allocation

by Lawrence Crowl


Stack allocation is generally faster than heap allocation. C and C++ have exploited this speed by allocating statically-sized local variables on the execution stack. With the exception of the rather limited alloca facility, all non-statically-sized objects could only be allocated on the heap.

That is, programmers had the choice between fast-but-limited and general-but-slow.

This paper explores some of the issues when refining allocation choices.

Add a Comment

Comments are closed.

Comments (0)

There are currently no comments on this entry.