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Chapter 6.  Utilities

Table of Contents

Functors
Pairs
Memory
Allocators
Requirements
Design Issues
Implementation
Interface Design
Selecting Default Allocation Policy
Disabling Memory Caching
Using a Specific Allocator
Custom Allocators
Extension Allocators
auto_ptr
Limitations
Use in Containers
shared_ptr
Requirements
Design Issues
Implementation
Class Hierarchy
Thread Safety
Selecting Lock Policy
Related functions and classes
Use
Examples
Unresolved Issues
Acknowledgments
Traits

Functors

If you don't know what functors are, you're not alone. Many people get slightly the wrong idea. In the interest of not reinventing the wheel, we will refer you to the introduction to the functor concept written by SGI as part of their STL, in their http://www.sgi.com/tech/stl/functors.html.