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From: Lee Brown (lee_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-01-25 23:07:25

> In what way does introducing policies and abstraction simplify and clarify
> the boost::scoped_ptr. The task of this class is incredibly simply, is a

Hard to argue with that.

> I hold out for retaining scoped_ptr as-is for the same reason I would work
> out the range a catapult can throw a rock using Newtonian Mechanics rather
> than quantum theory or General Relativity. Both more modern theories could
> be used to more accurately model the problem, but they bring in a lot more
> machinery that hides the real problem while adding little of value, the
> Newtonian model will be well within any bounds allowing for variable wind
> resistance, irregular rocks etc.

I would agree. But policies are cool. You really are taking the romance out
of this ;-)

From what I have seen, I think the methods of and usefulness of template
policy programming are still being investigated by some of the smart people
on this list.


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