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From: Noel Yap (Noel.Yap_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-04-23 20:32:33

"Justin M. Lewis" wrote:
> Yes, it is better.
> The first example has the problem of, you still have to go look up the
> function to see if it's actually changing anything, or if it's taking the
> param in, reading teh value, then modifying based on what was read.

Then how about:

  boost::tuple< boost::shared_ptr< LargeObject > > result = f(
largeObjectSharedPtr );

> The second example has the problem of copying a potentially large object,
> and it doesn't allow for in/out params.

I'm still not convinced that in/out parameters are necessary.


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