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From: Jonathan Turkanis (technews_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-02-13 10:03:23

Chris Just wrote:
> Hi all,
> I was wondering what the interest level is for a new auto pointer?
> I know you've got a few different ones already, but I believe this
> one has some features that make it quite unique. I based my AutoPtr
> from the STL auto_ptr and added some additional operator overloads to
> make it easier to use. The biggest feature however, is that you can
> specify a custom deletion function object.

> The custom deletion function object allows you to delete in ways
> other than just 'delete ptr;' For example, you can delete like this:
> delete [] ptr;
> ptr->Delete(); // Delete() calls: delete this;
> free( ptr );

There is a policy-based pointer, based on the Loki SmartPtr, coming up for
review soon which can emulate an auto_ptr and allows deletion policy to be
specified as part of the 'storage policy'.

Also, see move_ptr:

> If you want to take a look at it, it's available at:

I only looked very briefly, but I don't see how your auto_ptr can be returned
from functions. Also, why do you need the m_Owner variable?


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