Boost logo

Boost :

Subject: Re: [boost] [gsoc] Pointer Plus Bits Behavior and Interface
From: Brian Bartman (bbartmanboost_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-07-15 11:12:41

On Thu, Jul 15, 2010 at 10:55 AM, Andrew Sutton

> > 2) Should the bits being stuffed apply during comparison?
> >
> Contrary to what I've just said, you could implement comparisons using the
> pointers alone and excluding the bits. I think this would be reasonable.
> Consider a comparison to nullptr (or (void*)0).
Would it be better to make the pointer_plus_bits convertible to a boolean
based on the value of the pointer being stored? This would allow it to be
more like to a pointer being that you could, as many people do, put it
inside of an if statement to check to see if its null.

Brian Bartman

Boost list run by bdawes at, gregod at, cpdaniel at, john at