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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] [shared_ptr] Multiple enable_shared_from_this in inheritance tree
From: ivan.lelann_at_[hidden]
Date: 2012-03-26 04:39:04

----- Mail original -----
> De: "Edward Diener" <eldiener_at_[hidden]>
> À: boost-users_at_[hidden]
> Envoyé: Dimanche 25 Mars 2012 21:37:55
> Objet: [Boost-users] [shared_ptr] Multiple enable_shared_from_this in inheritance tree
> There was a Code Project article
> (
> about a problem using multiple enable_shared_from_this derivations in
> an
> inheritance tree.
> Does this problem actually exist in the current Boost implementation
> ?

I've been trapped by this two years ago, and now under 1.48 code below throws under VS2010 when calling B::shared_from_this().

#include <boost/smart_ptr/enable_shared_from_this.hpp>
#include <boost/make_shared.hpp>

struct A : boost::enable_shared_from_this <A>

struct B : boost::enable_shared_from_this <B>

struct C : A, B

int main()
        boost::make_shared <C>()->A::shared_from_this();
        boost::make_shared <C>()->B::shared_from_this();

        return 0;
// END

weak_this_ is null so you have a bad_weak_ptr exception in shared_count::shared_count( weak_count const & r ).
Root problem seems to be that template function sp_enable_shared_from_this is only called for first matching specialization.

Following code does not throw : (*DISCLAIMER* this could make your computer explode, and is probably utterly wrong anyway)

        boost::shared_ptr <C> c = boost::make_shared <C>();
        boost::detail::sp_enable_shared_from_this (&c, c.get(), static_cast <boost::enable_shared_from_this<B>* > (c.get()));


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