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Subject: Re: [boost] Generic type inferencer function?
From: Bjorn Reese (breese_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-12-25 12:38:03

On 12/18/2015 05:54 PM, Vicente J. Botet Escriba wrote:

> There is a draft proposal not yet finished at

I realize that you are attempting to generalize pre-existing make
factories, but I still wanted to raise the following problem because
that is the main reason why I often have to avoid using make_shared.

If I have a class T that always must be created as a shared_ptr (e.g.
because it relies on enable_shared_from_this<T>), then I can ensure
that the class can only be constructed via the factory by making the
constructor of T private, and let the factory be a friend of T. This
works fine if my factory is a static T::create(args...) function, but
not when using make_shared<T>(args...) because in practice it uses
internal helper functions that I cannot make friends of my class.

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