From: Chris Little (cslittle_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-06-08 14:35:46
More bad news. Apple has a number of types that look like pointers but
after a series of typedefs are unsigned longs. Since these types are
treated like objects, most code initializes them to nil.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Douglas Gregor [mailto:gregod_at_[hidden]]
> Sent: Friday, June 08, 2001 2:48 PM
> To: boost_at_[hidden]
> Subject: Re: [boost] boost::nil
> On Friday 08 June 2001 02:26 pm, you wrote:
> > Slightly different case.
> > It is not only that there is a file that defines nil, it
> that there are a
> > large number of files that depend on that definition. For
> example, the GUI
> > class library we use on the Mac, for legacy reasons, uses
> nil instead of
> > NULL in default parameters, to initialize variables, etc. ...
> > Chris
> Unless they actually use it to initialize something other
> than a pointer, it
> doesn't matter.
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