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Subject: Re: [boost] Curiousity question
From: Andrey Semashev (andrey.semashev_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-10-13 05:14:24

On 10/13/16 01:58, Edward Diener wrote:
> 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 !

Depends on the target. If I can rely on C++11 features being available
in the project then I use std::shared_ptr. Otherwise I use
boost::shared_ptr. Both times unconditionally, i.e. no auto-detection stuff.

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