From: Noel Yap (Noel.Yap_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-05-03 18:57:44
"Justin M. Lewis" wrote:
> I consider references not to be pointers. I thought that was the point of
> references, something that has the benefits of a pointer, without as much
> danger as a pointer, that doesn't promote pointer useage.
OK, can't you get safe pointer usage from smart pointers as well?
> > I didn't get a response from this comment.
> > > > Also, what stops people from:
> > > >
> > > > T t = out( t_ );
> > > > f( t ); // this is an out parameter
> > > >
> > > > T t = in_out( t_ );
> > > > f( t ); // this is an in/out parameter
> > Neither from this.
> Well, out(t) doesn't return a T, it returns a c_out<T>, so it'd be pretty
> c_out<T> whatever = out(t);
> same with in_out.
OK. Why not:
c_out< T > t;
f( t ); // this is an out parameter
c_in_out< T > t;
f( t ); // this is an in/out parameter
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