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Subject: Re: [boost] safe bool operator
From: Neil Groves (neil_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-05-18 08:30:32

On Fri, Mar 5, 2010 at 9:18 AM, Domagoj Saric <
domagoj.saric_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> "Joel Falcou" <joel.falcou_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> > User testimonial: in my own boost absed library when i have a pointer
> like
> > class and i want the safe bool conversion, I make it so my members are
> named
> > in such a way tha including the shared_ptr safe_bool header is all I
> need.
> > Never had any problem
> Isn't that actually yet another 'pointer' that a clean, public, reusable
> utility
> component is needed for this 'age old' idiom?
Yes, it is more supporting data that we need a reusable bool conversion
mechanism. I am finding that I need this in Boost.Range (since the
implementation in here is sub-optimal). I am also finding in my other
application development that a general utility for providing such a
mechanism would be extremely useful.

I intend to develop such a reusable Boost-ified macro and get it into the
core of Boost.

Any objections, or comments?

Neil Groves

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