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From: Peter Dimov (pdimov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-09-01 08:43:12

> > ref<> supports my vision that 'new' and 'delete' have no place in user
> code.
> > The only place where I was forced to use 'new' was to manage containers
> > polymorphic objects, so I decided to eliminate it.
> How do you make a vector of polymorphic objects such that insertion
> cause lots of unneccessary copying? I don't think a cloning smart pointer
> fits that bill.

I was thinking of making ref<T> reference counted. The non-const methods
would clone on demand.

Peter Dimov
Multi Media Ltd.

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