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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-02-27 11:39:58

Larry Evans <jcampbell3_at_[hidden]> writes:

> Alisdair Meredith wrote:
>> Phil Nash wrote:
> [snip]
>> Final disorganised point <g> When you think 'pointer' without a
>> context, what concept do you associate first? Resource-manager? Or
>> dereferencable? The very name suggests the latter to me! [Which could
>> be why I have such a hard time with pointers-that-don't-point]
> Would the GOF name, proxy, be too non-specific?

Yeah, it means something else in idiomatic C++. For example,
std::vector<bool>::reference is a proxy, but it does no resource


Dave Abrahams
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