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Subject: Re: [boost] [smart_ptr][thread][test] breaking change on shared_ptr operator bool.
From: Olaf van der Spek (ml_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-12-10 10:13:06

On Sat, Dec 8, 2012 at 12:44 PM, Vicente J. Botet Escriba
<vicente.botet_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Le 08/12/12 12:11, Vicente J. Botet Escriba a écrit :
>> Hi,
>> " Use explicit operator
>> bool when available; ..." introduces a breaking change on shared_ptr in
>> Boost.Thread and Boost.Test at least.
>> I would preferred if this breaking change was announced and why not added
>> conditionally so that the user could move smoothly to the new semantic.
>> Anyway, I wanted to make this evident so that the Boost maintainer using
>> this facility fixes their code as soon as possible.

What's the rationale for this breaking change?
Isn't compatibility with previous Boost releases more important?


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