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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-08-01 21:55:41

"Paul Mensonides" <pmenso57_at_[hidden]> writes:

> Aleksey Gurtovoy wrote:
>> David Abrahams wrote:
>> > Here's an example I just cooked up of using the PP lib to solve a
>> > classic C++ OO problem: repeated boilerplate in the definition of
>> > Pimpl classes.
>> There is another variation of the idiom, sometimes called
>> "hidden state", which doesn't have the shortcoming in the first place:
> Dave, do you still think this would be a good example to add to the
> docs?

Well, yeah. I don't understand how Aleksey's idiom accomplishes the
same things as pimpl (yet). I need to be able to plug in different
runtime-polymorphic implementations behind the handle classes I'm

Dave Abrahams
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