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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-03-30 07:20:03

"Sam Partington" <sam.partington_at_[hidden]> writes:

> Hi there,
> I'm very much in support of new_<>, it seems like an excellent addition. But...
> ...might it be better for new_<> to return a unique_ptr [1] rather
> than an auto_ptr?

In principle, yes. But unfortunately we have no smart pointers that
can accept a unique_ptr as a ctor argument today, and we won't be able
to change auto_ptr in that way, and anyway there's really nothing
wrong with auto_ptr until it becomes an lvalue... so auto_ptr is the
right choice in this case.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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