From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-07-01 07:48:18
Daniel Frey <daniel.frey_at_[hidden]> writes:
> I just wrote a small helper function to clear a container. Well, OK,
> we already have that, do we? For a container 'cont':
> But this doesn't neccessarily free the memory allocated. The "usual"
> workaround is:
> Cont().swap( cont );
> But Cont (the type of the container) is sometimes rather large and the
> code doesn't communicate well what I intended.
> I thus wrote the following small helper:
> template< typename T > void reset( T& t )
> T().swap( t );
> Would this make a good addition to boost.utility? Any comments welcome...
Not unless you make it generic:
template< typename T > void reset( T& t )
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