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Subject: Re: [boost] Curiousity question
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-10-13 09:38:29

On 10/13/2016 5:14 AM, Andrey Semashev wrote:
> 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.

What would you do if the target is determined the general end-user, who
may be compiling your library with whatever options he chooses with
whatever compiler he chooses in whatever OS he chooses ?

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