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Subject: Re: [boost] Looking for thoughts on a new smart pointer: shared_ptr_nonnull
From: Thorsten Ottosen (thorsten.ottosen_at_[hidden])
Date: 2013-10-04 09:39:23

On 03-10-2013 21:55, Matt Calabrese wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 3, 2013 at 9:37 AM, Thorsten Ottosen <
> thorsten.ottosen_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> shared_obj<Foo> sharedFoo = make_shared_obj( 42, "foo" );
>> would be good names.
> The only issue with this is your type may not be allocated with new and you
> may want a custom deleter (you may also want to take control from a
> separately allocated object). These are things that shared_ptr can handle,
> but with a strict interface such as this, the non-null ptr cannot. That
> said, I personally don't care, but if the intent is to just have a non-null
> shared_ptr then we shouldn't be sacrificing existing functionality. It
> should simply be a shared_ptr with a non-null invariant and that is that.

The deleter thing can probably be handled with a consrtuctor like

template< class D, class Args ... >
shared_obj( D, Args args... );

For stuff not allocated via new, it can be probably be handled by
another version of make_shared_obj.


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