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Subject: Re: [boost] request for discussion - yet another approach to automated memory management that solves the cycles problem and is very efficient
From: Achilleas Margaritis (axilmar_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-02-27 15:13:31

> This seems a serious shortcoming. To justify this, I guess you'd have
> to somehow argue that this use-case doesn't happen very often or that
> if it does, the user can easily detect that it happens and take
> corrective active. Then, to justify this method vs. the use of
> weak-ptrs, you'd have to argue why it's easier for the user to detect
> "transferred to a newer ptr" than it is to detect where a cycle is
> created.

Indeed. I think the algorithm works for immutable ptrs only.

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