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Subject: Re: [boost] [smart ptr] Any interest in copy-on-write pointer for C++11?
From: Daniel James (dnljms_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-02-09 10:05:55

On 9 February 2013 14:40, Alexander Lamaison <awl03_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Ralph Tandetzky <ralph.tandetzky_at_[hidden]> writes:
>> On 02/09/2013 07:13 AM, Mathias Gaunard wrote:
>> I would really like to get feedback on the design of cow_ptr<T>
>> <> rather than
>> discussing, if copy-on-write is a useful pattern in general.
> No doubt. As an author that's only natural. But this debate, about
> whether the library even needs to exist, is a necessary and vital part
> of the process, and keeps Boost the quality that it is.
> Don't take the scepticism personally. It's just the way peer review
> works.

Saying that COW is *never* needed is not scepticism, it's dogma.

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