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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-01-07 15:44:07

At 08:10 AM 1/6/2002, Peter Dimov wrote:

>From: "Andrei Alexandrescu" <andrewalex_at_[hidden]>
>> * I happen to think that separate policies orchestrated by smart_ptr
>> better design for smart_ptr than nested ones. Maybe it's me, but I
>> checking to have a different interface than storage.
>Pros: policies are smaller, have a fixed interface.
>Cons: can't replace the plumbing in smart_ptr.
>The other approach, where smart_ptr is an empty shell and everything
>from policies (components) (well, except constructors, assignment and
>is the exact opposite. :-)

That's it in a nutshell. Nice summation.

The plumbing that can't be replaced includes public interface. The
framework knows too much about the public interface. The policies should
be free to alter it. Much more powerful. Able to cope with arrays, for


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