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Subject: Re: [boost] : Curiousity question
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-10-12 21:16:24

On 10/12/2016 8:59 PM, Brian Wood wrote:
> Edward Diener writes:
>> I would like to ask a design question for any Boost developers or anyone
>> on this mailing list who might care to answer.
>> You are designing or working on a library, perhaps for Boost, perhaps
>> for fun, and part of the design of the library has some public
>> functionality taking a shared pointer as input. You:
>> 1) Use boost::shared_ptr
>> 2) Use std::shared_ptr
>> 3) Use both boost::shared_ptr and std::shared_ptr with the same
>> functionality
>> 4) Use neither, you roll your own shared pointer-like functionality
>> 5) You don't lke shared pointers and use raw pointers instead
>> I really am curious about this. I haven't put any limitation on your
>> library or made any presumption on who your library is for, on purpose.
>> Thanks for anyone answering !
> I avoid shared pointers. I'll use a unique_ptr if a raw
> pointer won't work.

What if you want to pass shared pointers around so that different
functionality uses the same pointer ? Do you use raw pointers for that ?

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