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Act -- Abstract Container Types
A lower level data structure library for abstract container types.
Copyright (c) 1999-2002 Ralf S. Engelschall, All Rights Reserved.
"`Reuse an expert's code' is the right advice for most people.
But it's a useless advice for the experts writing the code
in the first place. -- Dan J. Bernstein
o allows low-level adjustments of data structures
o uses a general contexts concept (shared memory support, user attachments)
o is thread-safe + reentrant ?
o allows the use of arbitrary user key/values
o allows key/values to be loans or gifts