Subject: Re: [boost] Should pass boost::asio::io_service by raw pointer or smart pointer?
From: hh h (jupiter.hce_at_[hidden])
Date: 2018-12-21 20:10:35
Thanks Richard, great advice.
On 12/21/18, Richard Hodges via Boost <boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> reposting to group as previous message was sent direct.
> On Fri, 21 Dec 2018 at 15:32, hh h <jupiter.hce_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> Thanks Vinnie, that blog and author were also referenced by a boost
>> asio book, wandering how much could be quickly outdated by books and
>> online commentate, this mailing list is the truly one for updated
> There are three good places that spring to mind:
> * Here
> * StackOverflow
> * CppCon videos (search on youtube).
> I don't think there's any need to buy a book on anything technical these
> days. It would be out of date before it were published.
> *Absolutely ignore all blogs.*
> They are not subject to anywhere near the same degree of meticulous
> scrutiny and unforgiving peer review as the StackOverflow c++ channel.
> If you post a wrong answer there, the people who actually know their stuff
> will come in for the kill within minutes.
> This is good for people who are looking to learn, as it means that bad
> information and worthless opinion is erased before it can do much damage.
>> Thank you and very much appreciated.
>> - JHH
>> On 12/21/18, Vinnie Falco <vinnie.falco_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> > On Thu, Dec 20, 2018 at 8:37 PM hh h <jupiter.hce_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> >> It looks like a very good tutorial, but it used all shared pointer for
>> >> io_services, deadline_timer, socket, io_service::strand,
>> >> io_service::work and applications which contradicted to your comments,
>> >> was it wrong or outdated or did I misinterpreted your following point?
>> > It is both wrong, and outdated. Modern asio's executor_work_guard has
>> > a member function reset() which releases the work. Probably the
>> > shared_ptr in the examples used to manage the guard were written
>> > before the reset() member was added. But there are other constructs in
>> > that tutorial which are outdated.
>> > I would look to the latest Asio examples and documentation for best
>> > practices. And if you have specific questions don't hesitate to ask on
>> > the list or open an issue in the relevant repository.
>> > Regards
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