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From: Asger Mangaard (tmb_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-10-04 10:00:40

> Caleb Epstein wrote:
> My understanding is that the class that holds the pimpl (lets call it the
> Interface class) generally provides forwarding methods that invoke methods
> on an Implementation class (the class pointed to by m_pImpl). From what I
> can see of your implementation, if a user wants to invoke
> Implementation::foo, they will need to include Implementation.h, which
> effectively negates the benefit of pimpl in the first place.

I really don't understand this, sorry. First, is a method a
function/variable/both? Also, could you show the above using code instead
of words? That's easier to read I think.

> I'd call what you've provided a "Pimpl *Holder*", and not a Generic Pimpl
> (which I don't think can be implemented anyway).

I certainly do not agree. This is a generic pimpl implementation.

Asger Mangaard

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