From: Ken Shaw (ken_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-03-25 15:02:46
----- Original Message -----
From: "E. Gladyshev" <egladysh_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Monday, March 25, 2002 11:11 AM
Subject: Re: [boost] plain pointers and shared_ptr
> > Yes it will. foo() doesn't need to know anything
> > about the deleter, as long
> > as it takes a shared_ptr.
> No, it won't :) foo() dosn't take a shared_ptr.
> It is the topic of this discussion that foo()
> takes plain pointers not shared_ptr<>, see the
> Unfortunately the other guy decided
> that foo() interface must support C as well
> and we cannot change it.
Then don't worry about destroying it. If the C code is any good it doesn't
expect the pointer to get destroyed by foo(). Normally the code that
malloc()'s a pointer is responsible for free()'ing it. Anyway if you don't
know whether new or malloc was used to create the pointer you cannot safely
and portably get rid of it.
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