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From: Daniel Frey (daniel.frey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-02-20 09:35:38

"Fernando Cacciola (Home)" wrote:
> Hi!
> I'm under the process of getting rid of some of my old
> smart pointers replacing them by shared_ptr<>.
> There is however one idiomatic usage that it's pretty
> hard to locate and edit, so I wondered if shared_ptr<>
> could support it.

I don't think it's a good idea for shared_ptr if it will always be a
part of the interface. I guess some people don't want to support the
style of initializing and assigning from 0 and they hope for help from
the compiler to get rid of it. If OTOH we look at a policy based smart
pointer, you idea can probably turned into a policy and no one would
have a problem with it :)

Regards, Daniel

Daniel Frey
aixigo AG - financial training, research and technology
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