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From: David B. Held (dheld_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-10-02 02:05:39

"Rozental, Gennadiy" <gennadiy.rozental_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> [...]
> I still feel that in this particular case we already in a position to
> accept only generic solution as a new submission. Any other step
> would be a waste of efforts.

I, for one, disagree. I personally don't think compilers are up to
the challenge of handling a Boost-quality PBSP. Not even VC 7.1,
though it's close, and it might be coaxed into mostly playing nice.
Until then, I think it's entirely appropriate for Boost to seriously
consider other smart pointer designs not covered by the current
set of smart pointers. I'm also not entirely convinced that shifted_ptr
could so easily be implemented as a policy set for a PBSP. Even
things that seem like minor details can affect the required interface
for such a framework.


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