Boost logo

Boost :

From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-04-27 07:28:12

"Thorsten Ottosen" <nesotto_at_[hidden]> writes:

> A "value object" implies something that behaves as an int; a
> "polymophic object" implies something that needs to allocated
> dynamically and which has virtual functions.

A polymorphic object doesn't need to be allocated dynamically.

> trying to make a polymorphic object behave like a value object is
> confusing a best.

Who does it confuse? Pimpl is a commonly used and well understood
pattern for doing just that.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

Boost list run by bdawes at, gregod at, cpdaniel at, john at