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From: David Abrahams (abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-03-28 14:00:13

The problem is what I'd consier a bug in the C++ standard: you are allowed
to call detete on a pointer whose value_type is unknown at the point where
delete is called. In that case, the destructor of the referent is never
called :-(


----- Original Message -----
From: "Vladimir Prus" <ghost_at_[hidden]>
To: <boost_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2001 2:59 AM
Subject: [boost] scoped_ptr: trivial dtor?

> I don't understand something in scoped_ptr docs. When discussing
> idiom, it is said that
> This code requires that class body have a trivial destructor to avoid
> undefined behavior.This is because the definition of class body is not
> visible at the time scoped_ptr<> deletes it.
> However, I think that "time scoped_ptr<> deletes it" is when dtor for
> scoped_ptr is called, from which I decide that class body may have any
> if it is defined before *instantination point* of ~scoped_ptr<>. Futher,
> can make sure that class that scoped_ptr deletes is complete at deletion
> point by adding dummy "sizeof(T);" statement to dtor. Can anybody clarify
> the matter?
> --
> Regards,
> Vladimir
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