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From: Dave Abrahams (abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 1999-07-14 07:09:18

> Might this not be a good way to put the traits mechanism under discussion
> recently into practice? That way, you could have a base smart pointer
> class, and add functionality via the external traits method, without messing
> with the underlying implementation, and without making the base class so
> complex no one would use it. The traits would still be there for advanced
> users with particular needs.

It sounds like you need to go back and review the way traits work. In
general, they don't add functionality, but document properties.

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