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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] tcp::sockets non-copyable, and threads
From: Sven Gaerner (sgaerner_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-10-22 17:22:00

On Wed, 22 Oct 2008 17:12:09 -0400
Lindley M French <lfrench1_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> I'm trying to design a basic server, and I figured now would be a
> good time to get familiar with what Boost has to offer. However, I've
> already encountered a difficulty: boost::asio::ip::tcp::sockets are
> non-copyable.
> Therefore, I cannot simply acceptor.accept(socket), and then spawn a
> boost::thread on an object that uses that socket! If I pass a
> reference or pointer the socket must remain in scope, so it will need
> to by dynamically allocated....which doesn't seem right to me.
> I figure I'm probably missing something fundamental on the way boost
> is intended to work. Anyone care to enlighten me?
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Use a boost::shared_ptr. The shared_ptr takes care of releasing the
memory, so you don't have to worry about that.


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