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From: Peter Dimov (pdimov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-05-27 10:44:16

Chuck Messenger wrote:
> For convenience, logical continuity, and consistency with other Boost
> libraries, you should be able to include all the smart_ptr pieces with
> #include <boost/smart_ptr.hpp>
> Currently, only 4 are included:
> #include <boost/scoped_ptr.hpp>
> #include <boost/scoped_array.hpp>
> #include <boost/shared_ptr.hpp>
> #include <boost/shared_array.hpp>
> Missing are:
> #include <boost/weak_ptr.hpp>
> #include <boost/intrusive_ptr.hpp>
> #include <boost/enable_shared_from_this.hpp>
> If the idea was to leave out rarely-used, specialized pieces, in order
> to cut down on extraneous compile time, then I'd suggest that
> weak_ptr.hpp needs to be included in smart_ptr.hpp -- it seems to me
> to
> be one of the essential, common components of the smart_ptr system.

smart_ptr.hpp is only provided for backward compatibility. In an earlier
version of Boost it contained the four scoped_* and shared_* class
templates. New code should include the appropriate header files directly.

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