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From: Dave Abrahams (abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-03-18 12:06:57

on 3/18/00 11:24 AM, Miki Jovanovic at miki_at_[hidden] wrote:

> dave abrahams <abraham-_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> Maybe we should just have an optional template parameter which
>> turns on conversion to T*.
> OK, people, I see that there are strong feelings both ways. So. lets
> get practical. Lets see a show of hands that a default smart pointer
> will have conversion like:
> operator const void*() const throw() { return ptr; }
> And with the BOOST_SMART_PTR_CONVERSION define it would upgrade cast to
> the more dangerous, but sometimes required:
> operator T*() const throw() { return ptr; }
> As Dave said, this seems like a compromise satisfactory to all.

That isn't what I suggested. Please re-read the words "optional template


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