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From: Chris Little (cslittle_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-10-02 16:05:20

We use a simplistic internal version to wrap char arrays we dynamically
allocate and then pass to legacy C based functions.

Chris Little

-----Original Message-----
From: William Kempf [mailto:sirwillard_at_[hidden]]
Sent: Monday, October 02, 2000 4:45 PM
To: boost_at_[hidden]
Subject: [boost] Re: auto_array

--- In boost_at_[hidden], "Greg Colvin" <gcolvin_at_u...> wrote:
> PS. Forgot operator[]. See below.
> > > When I needed such a class, I created auto_array_ptr from
auto_ptr (cut &
> > > paste) and changed delete to delete [].
> > >
> > > Inelegant? yes.
> > > Quick & painless? yes.
> > > Did it work? yes.
> > > Would I rather see a version with a parameterized deleter
function? Yes.


Again, I'm not sure how appropriate such a class is. It has very
little benefit over std::vector (the only benefit that comes to mind
being the availability of release(), which can be worked around using
std::auto_ptr<std::vector<T> > if it's that important for
optimization). I'm not a comittee member, but I don't see such a
class being added to the standard for this reason. So I don't see
much reason to spend effort on such a class for Boost either.

Am I failing to see some compelling reason to include it?

Bill Kempf

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