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From: Jeffrey Faust (jefffaust_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-05-22 15:19:11

My only complaint about boost::optional is that it is very difficult to
see values in the debugger. I brought this up in a discussion at
BoostCon, and Jeff Garland suggested I submit a patch.

Well, I have a patch. The change introduces a new private T* m_value and
protected method update_debug() which sets this variable. The variable is
only visible when building debug, and the method is empty in non-debug.
 From there, I simply call update_debug() in each public method that
changes the storage.

The final result is that debuggers can see the variable data by looking at
opt.m_value. When not set, the value is null.

Any thoughts?

Jeff Faust

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