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From: loufoque (mathias.gaunard_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-07-21 11:51:26

Dave Dribin wrote :

> Sometimes these things use unions.
> It's not necessarily an old C feature.

Have you looked at boost.variant ?
It allows similar semantic functionality.

> What's ugly?

It's an illegimate use of a factory.
According to the RAII idiom, the resource should be acquired through its

However I admit I don't know how it fits with (un)serialization of
binary files.

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