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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-11-17 15:58:03

At 02:49 PM 11/17/2003, Matthew Wilson wrote:

>> > [As a side question, is it true that Nicolai Josuttis was the
>> > inventor of the technique?]
>> Which specific technique do you have in mind?
>Not the general principle of having the reference-count external to the
>counted type, but the specific technique of having it a heap-allocated
>(integer) instance. That seems, to me anyway, the essence of the
>and the bit that's conceptually beautiful (albeit potentially slightly

Greg Colvin invented that technique, AFAIK. The template used to be called

See the second page of for a paper
Greg wrote in 1994. I think there was also an earlier paper by him, but I'm
not able to find a copy.


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