Lot is a shorter word for allotment. To allot is to...
  1. (transitive) To distribute or apportion by (or as if by) lot.
  2. (transitive) To assign or designate as a task or for a purpose.

IIRC, someone once pointed out that colony is -- or almost is -- an allocator. Any ground near there we haven't covered?

On Mon, 8 Feb 2021 at 20:00, Ben Craig via SG14 <sg14@lists.isocpp.org> wrote:

I like the analogy of this data structure to a parking lot quite a bit, and will likely use it while teaching the data structure.

 

I’m not sure I like using the term ‘lot’ in speech.  Maybe `garage` or `park`?

 

 

 

<begin not serious suggestion>

Instead of speaking about where to put a Car, we could speak of where to put other things that have a similar layout.  Perhaps a place that holds animals?  Then we could have a durable place to put horses.  A stable_stable.

<end not serious suggestion>

 

From: SG14 <sg14-bounces@lists.isocpp.org> On Behalf Of Kim Nilsson via SG14
Sent: Monday, February 8, 2021 1:48 PM
To: sg14@lists.isocpp.org
Cc: Kim Nilsson <nilekurt@gmail.com>
Subject: [EXTERNAL] Re: [SG14] std::colony name brainstorming

 

In the interest of brevity, may I suggest std::lot ? A std::lot<Car> seems to convey what a parking lot is.

 

Regards,

Kim Nilsson

 

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