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From: Peter Dimov (pdimov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-12-19 08:04:48

Maxim Yegorushkin wrote:
> Does it really make any sense making only implementation noncopyable,
> rather than interface?

This would prevent you from making a copyable implementation of the

> If you deal with interfaces only it won't save
> you from errors like this:
> std::auto_ptr<Interface> create() { return
> std::auto_ptr<Interface>(new Implementation); }
> void foo()
> {
> std::auto_ptr<Interface> a(create()), b(create());

Assuming you mean boost::shared_ptr here. auto_ptr doesn't work.

> *a = *b; // oops, no error here, Implementation::operator= is
> not considered

This is (1) a no-op, nothing dangerous happens; (2) pretty rare, in my

If you really want to catch that, you can make the assignment operator of
Interface protected.

> }

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