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Subject: Re: [boost] Interest in a protected pointer
From: Steven Watanabe (watanabesj_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-02-10 11:43:45


David Abrahams wrote:
> on Tue Feb 10 2009, Ray Logel <> wrote:
>> Is there any interest in pointer wrapper similar to scoped_ptr or shared_ptr which can
>> be used for pointer member variable which can the referenced value can't be modified
>> by non const functions? This class wouldn't be responsible for any memory management
>> and could have a shared pointer version as well.
> Have you tried shared_ptr<T const> ?

I think the idea is to propagate pointer constness to the pointee.
dereferencing shared_ptr<T const> always gives const T&

In Christ,
Steven Watanabe

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