[OT] fortran lib which provide python like data type

Christian Gollwitzer auriocus at gmx.de
Sat Jan 31 09:27:11 CET 2015

Am 30.01.15 um 19:23 schrieb Paul Rubin:
> Michael Torrie <torriem at gmail.com> writes:
>> Follow basic [C++] rules and 99% of segfaults will never happen and
>> the majority of leaks will not happen either.
> That is a safe and simple approach, but it works by copying data all
> over the place instead of passing pointers, resulting in performance
> loss.  

This "performance loss" is partly a myth. Consider the following code,
assuming it is compiled using a recent (C++11) compiler

#include <vector>

std::vector<double> compute() {
	const size_t N=100000;
	std::vector<double> result(N);
	for (size_t i=0; i<N; i++) {
	return result;

int main() {
	auto s = compute();
	// print it or whatever
	return 0;


At first, it may seem that this code copies the big vector twice: Once
into a temporary return value, once into the automatic variable s. This
is not the case, once for the move constructors in C++11 and second for
return value optimization, some years already in the compilers. Instead,
the vector is constructed directly into the place where the main
functinos expects it to be.


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