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Subject: Re: [boost] temp_ptr<> - preventing use as a member
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-11-15 12:58:52

Gottlob Frege wrote:
> For example, a pointer passed into a function, that is only
> valid for the lifetime of the function call. A temp_ptr or
> callstack_ptr or ... some better name.
> So this pointer would need a copy constructor so it can be
> passed along into a function (I don't think requiring a ref to
> the pointer would be good; I'd rather pass by value).

If you relax this restriction,...

> To prevent constructing one via the copy constructor that will
> be kept around, I can define a custom new operator but keep it
> private. can avoid the need to do that...

> The only thing, I think, that I can't prevent, is construction
> of a new wrapper struct that has a temp_ptr as a member (which
> is copy constructed in wrapper's constructor). Can anyone
> think of a way to prevent that?

...and prevent users from doing that, by making the type noncopyable.

IOW, the only permissible parameter type using temp_ptr would be reference or pointer (const or not).

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


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