From: viboes (vicente.botet_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-07-23 08:14:16
Angel Tsankov wrote:
> vicente.botet wrote:
>>> Mathias Gaunard wrote:
>>>> Do you still provide pointer arithmetic and implicit upcasting?
>>> As for pointer arithmetic, I've not yet needed it to work with
>>> unnullable_ptr's, so I've not considered implementing it.
>>> Nevertheless, it turns out that pointer arithmetic is partially
>>> supported (via the convertion
>>> operator from unnullable_ptr to C pointer); this is to say that
>>> unnullable_ptr's works, but subtracting int's from (or adding int's
>>> to) unnullable_ptr's doesn't yet. In fact, subtracting an int from
>>> (as well as adding an int to) an unnullable_ptr might result in a
>>> null pointer so the result need to be checked. However, the current
>>> implementation of unnullable_ptr is exactly as effective as a
>>> built-in C pointer (or at least
>>> allows instances of unnulable_ptr to be that effective) and I would
>>> like to
>>> keep it that way. So, subracting and adding int's will probably not
>>> be supported, unless a zero-overhead way is devised to guarantee
>>> of the result from these operations.
>> What is the expected calue of c? It is not 0?
>> T t;
>> UnnullablePtr<T> a(t);
>> UnnullablePtr<T> b(t);
>> UnnullablePtr<T> c(t);
> This does not compile. More precisely,
> int i = a-b; // i = 0;
> c = i; // Error: int cannot be converted to UnnullablePtr<T> (neither
> implicitly, nor explicitly)
My intent was to know how subtracting unnullable_ptr's works
See your text:
>> ... this is to say that
>> unnullable_ptr's works
Thanks for clarification.
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