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Subject: Re: [boost] [smart_ptr] scoped_array / shared_array (size_t) constructor
From: Olaf van der Spek (ml_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-11-07 03:55:23

On Mon, Nov 7, 2011 at 12:20 AM, Andrey Semashev
<andrey.semashev_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> char a[128]
>> char* p = a;
>> Is sizeof(a) == sizeof(p)? Array and pointer were synonyms, right?
> Come on. We were talking of dynamic arrays, weren't we?

That's not what you said.
You also 'conviniently' skipped the operator[] argument.

> I feel this is going nowhere. You clearly prefer to sacrifice interface
> clarity to less typing. Sorry, I don't share your point. Seeing other
> comments, it is clear to me that many other people are also against the

Many? I haven't seen a single one that could show real world code
that'd be affected by the ambiguity.
Haven't seen more arguments than 'let's just copy make_shared' either.

> change. If you're feeling strong about this, my suggestion is to create a
> separate component and leave the current smart pointers as they are. I'm sure

Might be a good idea.


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