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From: Kevlin Henney (kevlin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-11-22 17:47:46

In message <8vhds8+ahot_at_[hidden]>, William Kempf <sirwillard_at_my-> writes
>Kevlin was swaying me towards cloning, now you're swaying me
>back ;). Cloning would definately be simpler, and I agree about the
>intuition, but your other arguments/examples show why we should have
>ref versions at the very least.

Let me try to sway you back the other way, again :-) I think the choice
of reference counting can be accommodated. However, I think that it as a
declaration decision it should be explicit, whilst keeping usage
transparent. I also believe that it is a choice, so that the user should
be able to choose their preferred reference-counting implementation.
Such parameterisation happens on the outside not the inside of the


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