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From: Andrei Alexandrescu (andrewalex_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-04-28 13:13:06

"Beman Dawes" <bdawes_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> At 06:18 PM 4/19/02 -0700, Andrei Alexandrescu wrote:
> >This constructor was carefully designed (read: hacked for many
nights) to
> >fully emulate the std::auto_ptr design (read: amazingly
> hack).
> >I suggest we keep it so that smart_ptr remains a borg that
swallows all
> >other pointers, auto_ptr included :o).
> That's a reasonable objective, but only if it can be done without
> distorting the rest of the design.

Well, then the design was distorted from the get-go: emulation of
auto_ptr was one of the requirements for Loki::SmartPtr.


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