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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-03-24 15:56:57

Larry Evans <cppljevans_at_[hidden]> writes:

> On 03/24/2006 11:00 AM, David Abrahams wrote:
> [snip]
>> Yes, the library ought to contain something like that, as I have been
>> saying for years. Probably it should be spelled something like:
>> new_<shared_ptr<T> >(a, b, c, ...)
>> new_<auto_ptr<T> >(a, b, c, ...)
>> Unfortunately, really making these functions work correctly for more
>> than about 5 or 6 arguments is currently not feasible because of
>> what's known as "the forwarding problem" (google it).
>> Boost Consulting is working on a project where we'll need this
>> functionality, so I hacked up the enclosed. I'm going to generalize
>> it (and hopefully, optimize compilation speed) a bit and try to get it
>> into Boost. In the meantime, enjoy.
> I tried to post the following but got an error. I'm trying again,
> but I've also mailed directly to David in case I'm unsuccessful.
> <--------------- cut here -------------------


> Of course I see that that would still require all the boost_pp
> forwarding magic in David's new_.hpp, but it would be nice if
> the new_ forwarding magic and that in auto_overhead could be
> merged somehow increase reuse.

That's what I meant when I wrote that I was going to generalize the

Dave Abrahams
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