From: Mark Rodgers (mark.rodgers_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-02-02 16:28:43
I have a class template I call auto_vector. It's a simple
idea and I'm sure many others have done something similar
but if no-one else is planning on submitting theirs, I'm
happy to contribute mine.
To summarise, it is a vector of pointers but it has the
following differences from an ordinary vector:
- Deletes its contained pointers on destruction.
- Deletes erased elements in erase.
- Copy and assignment have auto_ptr sematics, i.e. use an
auto_vector_ref and clear the source object. I've
implemented this using swap, so passing and returning
auto_vectors by value is relatively cheap.
- Adds an overloaded insert taking an auto_ptr which is
v.insert(pos, ap.get()); ap.release();
- Adds a release function (erase but return instead of
I can boostify the code really quickly (just change the
namespace and copyright) and I have some tests. If there
is any interest, I'll upload these to the vault and start
on some documentation.
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