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From: Dave Abrahams (abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-03-23 23:22:15

on 3/23/00 8:36 PM, Greg Colvin at gcolvin_at_[hidden] wrote:

> Classes with deep copy semantics seem to me more like "smart references"
> than smart pointers, so I wonder if they should have a pointer-like
> interface at all.

They sort of need to if you are going to do anything with the referent
object. I mean, you could use a "get()" function or something, but it's
cumbersome to say the least...

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