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From: David Abrahams (abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-07-29 19:51:02

----- Original Message -----
From: "Valentin Bonnard" <Bonnard.V_at_[hidden]>

> David Abrahams wrote:
> > Unfortunately, the solution proposed below is unacceptable, because it
> > allow construction of shared_ptr<X> from shared_ptr<Y> even where X and
> > are unrelated types.
> I don't see how this would be possible with the proposed code.

You're right.

> The reinterpre_cast is ugly and causes undefined behaviour since
> shared_ptr
> isn't a POD, but I'd bet it will work in practice.

Right again. It's still undefined behavior.

> What is proposed is bugware (ie, having the wrong behaviour (invoking
> undefined
> behaviour) because someone else had the wrong behaviour (not handling
> standard C++)). Bugware is generaly bad; here I think it is the wrong
> solution because another simplier and working solution is already in
> use:
> make everything public.

I agree.

> If some idiot tries to access undocumented members that are public by
> accident it's only his problem, let's not loose time on this.

s/naif/idiot/, and I agree again.


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