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From: Miki Jovanovic (miki_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-04-07 10:52:42

Hi Ian,

You class is basically an auto_ptr with parametrised release function.
Looking at this level, I would much prefer to wait for our
scoped_ptr's and shared_ptr's to get the parametrised release
function. There has been some talk about this, so I don't think it
should be too long.

But there are two interesting points you classes bring.

 - The smart pointer does not store a pointer but the actual instance.
This is an interesting special case usage of smart pointers. I would
actually be tempted to generalize your class into something like
auto_value, so it is not limited to resources.

 - Second feature is also interesting, parametrised NULL value. Great

Have you considered making shared_res?



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