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From: Kloss, Burkhard (Burkhard.Kloss_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-09-04 08:51:27

From: Peter Dimov [mailto:pdimov_at_[hidden]]
>> It seems to me that part of the point of boost::noncopyable is that using
>> it should eliminate the need to document noncopyable semantics.

>I really don't know how to interpret this sentence. Of course it doesn't
>eliminate the need to document the fact that a class is noncopyable. It
>simply replaces one form of documentation:

>Class X is not copyable and not assignable.

>with another:

>class X: private boost::noncopyable

>I'd be interested to hear your reasons for preferring the second form of
The second form is in the code - that means that the code and the
documentation never get out of sync, and that the compiler can check it.

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