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Subject: Re: [boost] [function] function wrapping and exception safety recap
From: Domagoj Saric (domagoj.saric_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-10-11 10:49:28

"Emil Dotchevski" <emil_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> On Sat, Oct 9, 2010 at 12:38 PM, Daniel Walker
> <daniel.j.walker_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> Finally, there have been suggestions to alter boost::function's
>> exception safety guarantee directly through either policies or
>> constructor options.
> We used to have an Allocator parameter to the boost::function template
> and it was removed (just in time for this change to also be reflected
> in C++0x) to reduce coupling. Adding any policies to boost::function
> would undo all of the benefits of that change.

What (de)coupling (and the related benefits) are you referring to? The ABI
compatibility/stability and safe cross .DLL/.so passing arguments also used
for the justification of the hardcoded dynamic deleter in shared_ptr or
something else?

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devastation is more likely to come from an enemy with a smiling face than
from one whose countenance exudes suspicion and hate."
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