[C++-sig] Re: Allocating objects on the heap by default.

David Abrahams dave at boost-consulting.com
Tue Jul 8 03:48:10 CEST 2003

Nicodemus <nicodemus at globalite.com.br> writes:

> David Abrahams wrote:
>>Prabhu Ramachandran <prabhu at aero.iitm.ernet.in> writes:
>>>    DA> If Pyste wants to supply auto_ptr and shared_ptr objects so
>>>    DA> that
>>>    DA>         A.held_by(auto_ptr)
>>>    DA> or
>>>    DA>         A.held_by(shared_ptr)
>>>Hmm, I am not sure if the A.held_by approach is easy to do
>>What could be hard about it?
> Because there is an ambiguity here, since you can acess the members of
> a class with the same syntax:
> exclude(A.foo)  # exclude the foo member
> exclude(A.held_by) # exclude the held_by member
> Plus, all other options use the function syntax.


    holder(A, auto_ptr)

is still a possibility.  I don't have a strong feeling about what it
should be though.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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