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Subject: Re: [boost] [outcome] On the design and documentation
From: Niall Douglas (s_sourceforge_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-05-28 23:27:49

>>> - T& .value() returns a reference to the value, non-destructive.
>>> - T .get() returns the value by value, destructive.
> I have a class with similar behavior, I named the function which
> returns the value destructively T::release() to make it clear at call
> sites.
> Example:
> template<class T>
> class Holder
> {
> T t_;
> public:
> T release() { return std::move(t_); }
> };

Meh, .release() makes me think of smart pointers. Though
afio::file_handle does have a .release() to detach the native handle.
I'll ponder it.


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