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Subject: Re: [boost] Should Boost adopt pimpl/d-pointer as much as it can?
From: Artyom (artyomtnk_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-03-21 01:09:08

> > I created a simple example of echo server written with
> > Boost.Asio and written with a small pimpl-wrapped
> > Boost.Asio
> <snip>
> It's fairly easy to convert
> a non-pimpl interface into a pimpl one, espcially if you
> need only a subset of it;

You are wrong. I would even say, you are absolutely wrong. Have you ever
tried to "pimplize" Boost.Asio even with small subset?
I'm thinking about this more then a year. I'm active used of Asio in
production environment and I still had to learn **a lot** about structure
of Asio and implement few dozen pimpl interfaces in various libraries in
order to write **any** kind of wrapper for Asio.

So do not expect from average Boost user to wrap Asio or even simpler



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