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Subject: Re: [boost] [smart ptr] Any interest in copy-on-write pointer for C++11?
From: Alexander Lamaison (awl03_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-02-09 10:39:49

Daniel James <dnljms_at_[hidden]> writes:

> 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.

Maybe so, but the to-and-fro it causes is precisely what illuminates the
issues involved for the rest of us. It doesn't really matter whether
someone is being dogmatic or just playing devils advocate.


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