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From: Peter Dimov (pdimov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-03-05 11:22:51

Jonathan Turkanis wrote:
> David Abrahams wrote:
>> "Peter Dimov" <pdimov_at_[hidden]> writes:
>>>> BOOST_BEFRIEND_TEMPLATE(shared_ptr, Y, 1)
>>>> BOOST_BEFRIEND_TEMPLATE(weak_ptr, Y, 1)
>>>> T * px; // contained pointer
>>>> detail::shared_count pn; // reference counter
>>> This doesn't look any better to me than the original, sorry. ;-)
>> I agree with Peter. In fact, to me it looks significantly worse.
> Well, there's no accounting for taste. ;-) I use similar macros a lot
> in the Preboost Interfaces library.

This has nothing to do with taste. The original version of the code can be
understood immediately as it only relies on general C++ knowledge. The
macro-based version adds a level of indirection; you now need to look at the
documentation or the definition of the macros.

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