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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-02-02 09:55:50

"Neal D. Becker" <nbecker_at_[hidden]> writes:

> I have some legacy C code that returns a pointer:
> fftw_plan fftw_create_plan(int n, fftw_direction dir, int flags);
> where fftw_plan is a pointer.
> Can I use shared_pointer to wrap it? I guess the issue is that eventually
> delete will be called on this pointer, but it wasn't allocated with new.
> Is this a problem?

Custom deleters are your friend. See the shared_ptr docs for more

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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