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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-02-13 22:51:16

Don G <dongryphon_at_[hidden]> writes:

> Hi Peter,
>> Yes, I had considered a mutex pool. One problem is that
>> boost::shared_ptr is header-only, and must remain so for
>> backward compatibility reasons.
> Well, that would preclude such an optimization, though I am not sure
> how adding a .cpp file would break code (just makefiles<g>).

You can almost always replace anything that "needs" to go in a .cpp
file with a single template specialization.

     template <class Ignored = void>
     struct whatever_
        // ...
        static some_type thing;
     typedef whatever_<> whatever;

Now use whatever:: to access everything.

Seems like it could work in this case.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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