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Subject: Re: [boost] [smart_ptr] shared_ptr template type
From: Sid Sacek (ssacek_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-07-09 14:37:48

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From: boost-bounces_at_[hidden]
[mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Gottlob Frege

> I don't think lock/unlock on each -> call is typically a good idea.
> x = p->x;
> y = p->y;
> That's 2 lock unlock sequences instead of one. Inefficient and what
> if y changes after you read x?
> It hides the locking too much, potentially leading to abuse and
> Tony

I agree and disagree. I would at some point want to create a class
similar to what's being described, but would not expose it to the rest
of the world to use ( and abuse ). A class like that could come in
handy, as long as it's used with the knowledge of its strengths and

-Sid Sacek

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