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From: Alisdair Meredith (alisdair.meredith_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-03-01 12:16:38

Greg Colvin wrote:

> Which is why the original releaser<> proposal is not in the standard.
> There are just too many different kinds of resource, with too many
> different ways of acquiring and releasing them. So it wasn't clear
> that any general facility could improve on just wrapping each resource
> in a class with constructors that acquire the resource and a destructor
> that releases it.

The principle advantage the releaser<>-type class is that it gives us
something to attach policies to. It is difficult to apply policies in a
vacuum. In fact AFAICT the only purpose of this hypothetical class is
purely as a policy-holder!


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