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From: Fernando Cacciola (fernando_cacciola_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-10-11 13:00:31

Aleksey Gurtovoy wrote:
> Howard Hinnant writes:
>> On Oct 10, 2005, at 10:36 AM, Fernando Cacciola wrote:
>>>> Dubious of use of references.
>>> Does this mean they don't see that as useful or that is not well
>>> supported?
>> I believe there was specific concern about reference rebinding under
>> optional<T&>. There were also several comments that went like: I
>> use optional all the time (gives use case), but I've never needed to
>> use it with reference types.
> IIRC, the developers list's archive keeps an extensive discussion of
> the use cases and possible variants of this functionality.

I will collect them, put them in a single doc, and add it to my web site for

>>> General question: what shall I do from now on? Follow the
>>> discussions on comp.std.c++?
>> This is a good question, and I can only give an opinion (as opposed
>> to an authoritative answer).
>> You might explore a interface here on boost which did not have the
>> pointer interface,
> Over my dead body ;). That's the interface we use here at Meta, and to
> say that our 'boost::optional' usage is extensive would be an
> understatement. We don't care for 'get', though.
Neither do I really.. that was just an oversight.

Fernando Cacciola

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