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Subject: [boost] [C++ committee] auto_ptr removal in C++17 - request to comittie
From: Artyom Beilis (artyom.beilis_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-08-07 05:32:41


If somebody on committee is on this list. I really want to do
something to prevent auto_ptr removal.

It is exceptionally useful smart pointer in C++2003 and it is needed
by the code that needs to be compatible for both 2003 and 2017.

It is needed by libraries that aim to be compatible with C++2003.
In the real world there is a huge codebase that uses C++2003 why to
break something that works - especially since it works quite well. It
isn't "gets" that can't be used securely.

C++ committee please stop breaking existing code even if
std::unique_ptr much better it does not exist in C++2003.


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