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From: Dirk Gerrits (dirk_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-12-09 16:14:05

Fernando Cacciola wrote:
> I'm actually trying to vouch for my peek/acquire idiom here.
> Essentially, the name 'peek()' is intended to convey the fact that the
> pointer
> points to a managed object and that the ownership is not being transfered
> along with the pointer (as oposed to acquire()).
> If I manage to make the idiom known enough, the user will know that he
> can't delete the pointer and that the pointer can be used only
> as long as the 'source' (the optional<> object in this case) remains alive.

I still don't see the difference between peek/acquire and get/release.
Care to enlighten me?

Dirk Gerrits

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