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From: Jonathan Turkanis (technews_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-10-13 11:08:14

"Howard Hinnant" <hinnant_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> On Oct 12, 2004, at 6:56 PM, Jonathan Turkanis wrote:
> >> Buy Metrowerks Pro 9 and you will see it. :-)
> >
> > For some reason I thought it used parts of the Boost code base. I
> > gather I was
> > wrong?
> I implemented it from the TR1 spec.

Don't get me wrong -- I knew you could do it yourself ;-)

> Peter Dimov was a tremendous help
> though (jeeze that guy is smart! :-) ). And as Peter recently pointed
> out:
> > But legalese aside, the most important part of the implementation are
> > the tests, anyway. ;-)
> I'd agree 100%, but without the smiley. The shared_ptr/weak_ptr spec
> implies some of the most subtle code I've ever tried to implement.

I'm surprised -- but I probably shouldn't be. To be honest, I haven't used weak
pointers since I programmed in Java. Each time I've thought I needed weak_ptr
I've always ended up adopting some other solution. But now you have me very

> -Howard


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