On Nov 8, 2013, at 1:15 PM, William S Fulton <wsf@fultondesigns.co.uk> wrote:

DOH is an abomination and needs replacing with 
a type safe set of containers.

The obvious choice for a replacement seems to be STL containers. Maybe I am reading more into what you said than is there, but it seems like you are suggesting writing another set of custom containers?