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From: Valentin Bonnard (Bonnard.V_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-08-29 19:31:39

Thomas Matelich wrote:

> <whine> I wanna inherit shared_ptr </whine>
> Anyway, here's my situation, I'm writing a library for a simple plugin
> architecture. Objects can be created from classes in dynamic libraries
> dynamically. I want those objects to be shared_ptrs and be able to
> construct themselves.

I don't understand.

> I think this qualifies as an isa relationship.
> In general, their only purpose is to be used like a shared_ptr.
> So, is shared_ptr always going to use private for share and have no
> virtual destructor,

Please explain why you think it should expose its implementation
details and why it should have a virtual destructor.

> or is this matter up for discussion?

We can discuss it, but I think I know the outcome.

Valentin Bonnard

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