Subject: Re: [boost] std::map::find() wrapper
From: Frank Mori Hess (frank.hess_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-05-05 09:07:17
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On Thursday, May 05, 2011, Robert Jones wrote:
> On Thu, May 5, 2011 at 11:52 AM, Thorsten Ottosen <
> > is quite easy to read IMO. No need for another overload. We might as
> > well take advantage of the fact that pointers are "optional" by
> > default. There is no need to complicate things.
> Surely this could be used as an argument for pointers instead of
> optionals for every use of optional.
I see it as only an argument for usage of pointers over optional references,
since optionals copy their template argument type by value and are thus
generally quite un-pointer like. Personally, I don't think I've ever
bothered using an optional reference (but I have made use of optionals).
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