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From: Rainer Deyke (root_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-03-11 17:38:12

I have replaced the cache template class at with a new
version. The major new feature is that there are strong and weak
handles. Strong handles ('cache<...>::handle') guarantee that the
referenced object is in the cache and are analogous to
'boost::shared_ptr'. Weak handles are analogous to 'boost::weak_ptr'
and require conversion to a strong handle before use.

typedef cache<string, bitmap> bitmap_cache_t;
bitmap_cache_t bitmap_cache;
bitmap_cache_t::handle foo = bitmap_cache.get_handle("foo.bmp");
bitmap_cache_t::weak_handle weak_bar =
bitmap_cache_t::handle bar = weak_bar.get();

There are various possible improvements in both interface and
implementation. However, I would like opinions on what I already have
before I start making random improvements. Is the general design
acceptable? Is something like this desired in Boost?

Rainer Deyke | root_at_[hidden] |

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