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From: Emil Dotchevski (emil_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-11-02 18:11:05

> > //will crash if fread returns 0
> > shared_ptr<FILE> foo(fread("foo.txt","r"),fclose);
> I don't think shared_ptr is designed to work on things like a FILE*. One
> uses filestream or writes a simple class wrapping up the FILE*.

In fact the ability to wrap handles such as FILE directly is one of
the great features of shared_ptr. Why would I write a simple class
wrapping up the FILE * if shared_ptr<FILE> works just as well?

Emil Dotchevski
Reverge Studios, Inc.

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