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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-08-20 12:19:41

At 03:16 AM 8/20/2001, jk_at_[hidden] wrote:

>17 Aug 2001 18:50:35 +0400 Beman Dawes wrote:
>>meet common needs without extensive parameterization. Someday a highly
>>configurable smart pointer may be invented that is also very easy to use

>If the current variant will be standardized, whether it begins an
>for improvements? Whether will leave it an opportunity for further
>optimization of smart_ptr<>, for example, specializations for an
>reference counting, allocation of non-intrusive reference counter through
>boost::pool and so on?

Those are good questions. In general, a smart_ptr<> template could be
added later without being impacted by existing shared_ptr<>, auto_ptr<>,
etc. Conversions would have to be considered, but that doesn't seem a huge


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