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From: Greg Colvin (gcolvin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-05-31 00:13:48

From: Dave Abrahams <abrahams_at_[hidden]>
> on 5/30/00 8:27 PM, Andrei Alexandrescu at andrewalex_at_[hidden] wrote:
> > 1. There's no way of combining them. Basically I have proved to
> > myself that there are few ways of combining behaviors at design time,
> > aside from using policy classes, and policy classes are the best way.
> >
> > 2. There's no way of configuring/tweaking them. Each app has some
> > specific needs, and I think anyone would acknowledge this. Just how
> > many times you said "Ah, I'd love to use BrainyPtr but I use COM and
> > BrainyPtr doesn't support COM"? With SmartPtr, adding COM support is
> > as easy as writing 15 lines of code.
> Having just written another specialized smart pointer for my Python stuff
> (and a pretty lame one at that), I find Andrei's arguments compelling. I am
> very interested to see what he has come up with in this department.

As am I, having struggled with the possibilities for years.

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