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Subject: Re: [boost] std::map::find() wrapper
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-05-05 08:01:59

Nevin Liber wrote:
> I have a hard time imaging a useable code base which has a
> convention that any time a pointer is returned one should
> assume that the memory must be deleted by the caller.

That used to be the norm before smart pointers caught on. I cannot say how common it is today, but the possibility exists.

> You couldn't even call something as simple as strncat in
> such an environment, let alone most libraries with a C API.

Such developers always made a distinction between C++ code and the C RTL.

Rob Stewart robert.stewart_at_[hidden]
Software Engineer using std::disclaimer;
Dev Tools & Components
Susquehanna International Group, LLP

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