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From: Peter Dimov (pdimov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-03-03 11:50:23

Tom Widmer wrote:
> On Wed, 3 Mar 2004 18:11:54 +0200, "Peter Dimov" <pdimov_at_[hidden]>
> wrote:
>> Thorsten Ottosen wrote:
>>> David,
>>> I'm in full support of your effort. Just a small comment:
>>> int main(int argc, char* argv[])
>>> {
>>> window w = create_window();
>>> w->title("Example window");
>>> why is window implicitly a pointer?
>> What alternatives do you have in mind?
> window_ptr w = create_window();
> or
> shared_ptr<window> w = create_window();
> Is the former too Hungarian?

<shrug> I don't need the _ptr suffix to repeatedly remind me that a type is
a pointer (I can remember _that_ much), but I don't actively hate it either;
it's just dead weight. (Hungarian is 'window pw = create_window()', and I
use that fairly often.)

I like shared_ptr<window>, but the Real World(tm) will just invent their own
typedefs. It's too much typing and it takes away the illusion that the
actual pointer type is "abstracted out".

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