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From: Peter Dimov (pdimov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-04-04 09:03:36

From: "David Abrahams" <abrahams_at_[hidden]>

> From: "Beman Dawes" <bdawes_at_[hidden]>

> > The downside is that it will break some existing code, although the fix
> > trivial. But it does increase safety, so is worth doing. Where does
> > leave std::auto_ptr<>? Odd man out, as usual, I guess.
> Just missing a simple trick that nobody thought to apply. Maybe we could
> propose this as an upgrade in the next version of C++.

Tricks don't go in the standard. :-) You need "instantiating
auto_ptr<T>::~auto_ptr, where T is an incomplete type other than void, is
ill-formed, no diagnostic required." Can this pass as a DR? No, don't look
at me.

Peter Dimov
Multi Media Ltd.

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