Subject: Re: [boost] Boost and auto_ptr (was Boost 1.60.0 beta 1...)
From: Andrey Semashev (andrey.semashev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-11-10 08:08:53
On 2015-11-10 15:51, Artyom Beilis wrote:
>> On 2015-11-09 18:52, Marshall Clow wrote:
>> I'm seeing lots of warnings about use of deprecated std::auto_ptr in >different libraries: Boost.DateTime, Boost.Locale, Boost.Signals. I've
>> attached the list of places where these warnings occur.
> See... unlike Boost, most of the ordinary world still uses C++2003 and will use
> it for a long time especially for existing projects.
> Existing libraries like Boost.Locale support C++2003.
> std::auto_ptr is perfect way to provide ownership move semantics
> without rvalue reference despite the fact some may abuse it.
I wouldn't call it perfect. In the lack of rvalue references I would
have preferred an explicit method to return a proxy that acts like
rvalue reference. But that's offtopic.
Would you consider porting Boost.Locale to boost::movelib::unique_ptr
Note that you will have to switch at some point as MSVC developers are
planning to remove auto_ptr from the standard library at some point.
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