From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-03-02 13:13:28
The follow little example illustrates an issue I have with scoped_ptr. I
would like to use this to automatically manage destruction of a pointer to
and undefined class. It seems that scope_ptr is instantiating its
destructor "too early" and complaining about incomplete type for b;
In my view, this should not occur as ~a() isn't defined yet.
The following example fails on vc 7.1 and gcc 3.2
Note that shared_ptr works as one would hope in this context. Is there
anyway to adjust scoped_ptr to work here?
// in my opinion this should not fail to compile under any circumstances.
// however it seems that that the inline destructor of scoped_ptr
// requires a complete type even though the destructor is not defined.
// note: changing scoped_ptr to shared_ptr works as one would hope
// note:: changing to auto_ptr still fails in with the same problem
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