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Subject: [boost] [shared_ptr] Some design advice
From: Johnny Willemsen (jwillemsen_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-05-31 13:23:21


I want to create some refcounted objects using shared_ptr. For example
if I have class A_impl, I want my users only to use A. So, I created the
following code:

class A_impl
  virtual ~A_impl () {};
  void dosomething () {};

typedef shared_ptr <A_impl> A;

The challenge is now that I want to provide some typedefs on A (which is
a shared_ptr()). So that my users can use:

I am aware of the reference_type, but I need to have some additonal
typedefs and constants as part of A.

I have started with a partial template specialization of shared_ptr, but
I have my doubts whether this is the correct way. Another option would
be to create our own shared_ptr that just embeds the boost_shared_ptr
and exposes just some of its methods.

Any specific ideas on this?



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