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Re: get(gca) ordered alphabetically?

From: Michael Goffioul
Subject: Re: get(gca) ordered alphabetically?
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2012 23:44:37 +0000

On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 11:33 PM, Ben Abbott <address@hidden> wrote:
> On Feb 10, 2012, at 6:06 PM, Judd Storrs wrote:
>> On Fri, Feb 10, 2012 at 4:29 PM, Ben Abbott <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> I like idea of ordering the properties by when they were created. Even so, 
>>> the current situation could be improved. If you're interested in providing 
>>> a patch, take a look at
>> Wouldn't a hash table be more efficient? Is there any reason to order
>> them at all?
>> --judd
> I'm don't know enough about c++ and the graphics code to know, but I'd 
> assumed the properties were implemented using a hash table.
> The order displayed is identical to the order in which the keys (field names) 
> were created.

In such case (get(gca)), the properties are returned in a struct
object (octave_map), which internally uses std::map from the C++
library. So the ordering is "whatever-is-implemented-in-your-STL".


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