From: David B. Held (dheld_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-11-24 22:35:47
"Larry Evans" <cppljevans_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> So, the return value should be P* not a P.
> In addition, get_impl(rhs), which is storage_policy::get_impl(rhs),
> returns a P* instead of the (P const&) which is declared as the
> argument to clone.
> Please let me know if I'm wrong.
Well, it's a little tricky here. In the policies, 'P' means 'pointer
type'. We really should have put a typedef in there to make it
explicit, but if you read the book, you would have known that,
and I only made changes that I had to. ;> You could argue
that if P means 'pointer type', then it should really be spelled
T*, but then, that would force the pointer type to be a real
pointer type (rather than, say, a nested smart pointer or some
other gizmo). Unfortunately, the policy adaptor makes it almost
impossible to see that P is getting passed
stored_type::pointer_type, but that is indeed the case.
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