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uSTL - uSTL is a partial implementation of the STL specification.

uSTL is a partial implementation of the STL specification intended to reduce code size of the derivative programs. Usually, the STL containers manage their own storage with new[] and delete[] operators, which create strongly typed storage. Although type safety is a good thing, placing memory management code into a template necessitates its reinstantiation for every template instance used by the derivative program. This produces substantial code bloat, that is frequently derided by C developers and used by them as an argument that C is better than C++. The uSTL implementation solves this problem by factoring memory management code into a non-template base class, ustl::memblock, which performs unstructured memory allocation. STL containers are then implemented as template wrappers for memblock to provide a measure of type safety.

Operating Systems

  • Linux
  • Solaris
  • Unix
  • Mac
  • FreeBSD
  • FreeBSD, Darwin


  • Any standard C++ compiler

Added : 2009-10-07 Amended: 2009-10-07 Licensing : Open Source

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