From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-06-07 14:51:31
"Eric Niebler" <eric_at_[hidden]> writes:
> I have a new idea. Deep copy can be triggered by assigning to a dummy
> rule<> a, b;
> a.rule = parser >> that >> refers >> to >> b;
> b.rule = parser >> that >> refers >> to >> a;
> This allows:
> a = b; // shallow copy, creates alias
> a.rule = b.rule; // deep copy, modifies 'a' and all its aliases
> xpressive now works this way. It's heavier syntactically, but far less
> confusing then using a special deep-assign operator.
a->rule = b->rule
would be much more consistent with the other semantics of this thing.
-- Dave Abrahams Boost Consulting http://www.boost-consulting.com