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Subject: Re: [boost] Boost and auto_ptr (was Boost 1.60.0 beta 1...)
From: Zach Laine (whatwasthataddress_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-11-10 11:03:20

On Tue, Nov 10, 2015 at 8:47 AM, Artyom Beilis <artyomtnk_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> I don't see ANY reason whatsoever to break existing code unless the
> use of some code opens some critical security bugs like gets() for
> example.
> Telling the entire C++ community you don't have X any more because
> you have Y which is better and break millions lines of code
> just because.
> I think this proposal is totally disconnected from real world.
> I'd recommend anybody who actually has access to standard committee
> scrap this proposal and kill it without mercy.
> There is no reason to break unbroken code.

There's a bit more to it than "now we have unique_ptr":

>From above:

"auto_ptr moves from lvalues using copy syntax and is thus fundamentally

I agree with the author of that paper that the use of auto_ptr *is* broken
in the general case, and so it should be deprecated and removed.


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