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From: David Abrahams (david.abrahams_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-03-21 12:16:49

It seems to me that some things are missing. For example, shouldn't the
element_type typedef be mentioned in the common requirements? I also
imagine that things like operator->() could be mentioned there.

Also, in the following sentence, we appear to have the implicit
assumption that a class template is instantiated "all at once", whereas
(as I understand things) that's seldom the case:

"T may be an incomplete type at the point of smart pointer declaration.
Unless otherwise specified, it is required that T be a complete type at
points of smart pointer instantiation"

Don't we mean to say that T is required to be complete at the point
where its destructor is needed (which is the instantiation point of the
smart pointer constructor in the case of shared_ptr).

Also, I think that talking about "time" instead of "points" in the
sentence below is a bit confusing.

Note that scoped_ptr requires that T be a complete type at destruction
time, but shared_ptr does not.

Thanks for listening,

                  David Abrahams
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