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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-02-04 20:31:44

At 08:05 PM 2/4/2002, Greg Colvin wrote:

>> I imagine you would be
>> one of the first to agree that giving auto_ptr move semantics was not
>> easy, or at least not straight forward! :-)
>It was the most evil and ugly thing I was ever forced to do. ;->

For readers not aware of the history, be aware that Greg did std::auto_ptr
only because the committee asked him to. His own personal preference,
indeed the preference of the LWG, was for his scoped_ptr and shared_ptr
proposal (under different names). std::auto_ptr was perhaps the only time
the committee as a whole overruled the Library Working Group.


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