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From: Iain.Hanson_at_[hidden]
Date: 2002-01-14 10:19:01

Author: bdawes (bdawes_at_[hidden]) at unix,mime
Date: 13/01/02 16:39

>The extreme case occurs when there are so many calls to legacy functions
>taking raw pointers that use of shared_ptr::get() makes the code
>unreadable. That's when the ability to enable implicit conversion may be
>worthwhile, even though dangerous.

Personally, I got so badly burnt with implicit pointer conversions in the
early 90's that I'd rather write wrapper functions to the legacy code than
use implicit pointer conversions - no matter how much work it was.


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