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From: rgarcia1771 (garcia_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-01-07 15:52:32

--- In boost_at_y..., "rwgk" <rwgk_at_y...> wrote:
> At the top of multi_array_ref.html it says:
> multi_array_ref does not own the data passed to it.
> Then:
> multi_array_ref& operator=(const multi_array_ref& x)
> Assignment operator. This performs a deep copy of the other
> array. Note that array dimensions must agree.
> Who owns these data? The returned multi_array_ref?
> Do some multi_array_ref own data?
I should clarify this in the documentation. multi_array_ref does not
take ownership of the *memory* passed to it. In other words, it does
not attempt to delete the memory block when it is destructed.

A multi_array_ref refers to the same block of data
for its entire lifetime. Any operations that modify the data
in a multi_array_ref will modify the memory block passed to it. By
memory block, I mean the locations in memory

In contrast, multi_array allocates its own block of memory for data
and releases it when destructed.


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