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From: Edd Dawson (lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-01-06 13:24:15


Currently one cannot create a thread_specific_ptr<void> as the return type of
thread_specific_ptr<void>::operator* would be void&.

So is there any technical reason that we cannot do the same trick as with
shared_ptr? i.e. have operator* return a
thread_specific_ptr_traits<T>::reference, which would be void in the
thread_specific_ptr_traits<void> specialisation, allowing client code to compile
so long as operator* is not called.

I'd be happy to put a patch together (against the SVN trunk, I assume?).

Kind regards,


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