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From: Daniel Frey (d.frey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-07-28 10:29:27

On Mon, 2008-07-28 at 08:52 -0400, Frank Mori Hess wrote:
> I don't think the zero-argument call to make_shared resolves to the variadic
> template, see the make_shared.hpp file.

I've seen that, but:

a) I don't understand what the "new T()" vs. "new T" issue is - and
there seems to be nothing in the code which explains that. It does use
new T(), which should also work for new T( Args... ) if Args is a
zero-sized parameter pack, shouldn't it?

b) Looking at N2352 and N2691, there should be only one make_shared.
Boost vs. GCC already shows that looking at a concrete implementation is
not enough. Question is, what is/should be guaranteed by the standard.
If nothing like this is guaranteed (probably because it's simply too
late?), I would end up with non-portable code. Even then I would be
interested in whether or not you, Peter, etc. think if something like
that should be at least targeted for TR2...

c) I just realized that the friend declaration is not yet correct. I
think the correct (and generic) version should read:

class A
  // private ctors...
  A( int, double );

  // allow creation through make_shared
  template<typename T, typename... Args>
  friend std::shared_ptr<T> std::make_shared( Args&&... );

One might also need to add a friend declaration for allocate_shared if
you intend to allow that, too.

d) Besides the use case above, what do you think about using this
pattern to allow shared_from_this to be called in the ctor? Is this
possible? Would it be useful?

Regards, Daniel

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