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From: Peter Dimov (pdimov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-07-25 09:03:01

From: "Fernando Cacciola" <fcacciola_at_[hidden]>


> In COM-like systems, the reference counter is held by the object itself.

Not universally. Intrusive counting is a source of problems when an object
implements several interfaces (need to use virtual inheritance from the base
refcount manager.)

A non-intrusive shared_ptr-based component library is quite possible, and I
think that it will be easier to use than COM.

Peter Dimov
Multi Media Ltd.

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