[C++-sig] Newcomer - constructors not working as I'd expect

Ralf W. Grosse-Kunstleve rwgk at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 11 01:54:19 CEST 2006

--- Andrew Pontzen <app26 at ast.cam.ac.uk> wrote:
> I agree it's not ideal. However, in the case of my current project, I 
> don't really see a way of avoiding keeping hold of the reference.
> Of course in the real code, I'll be using a policy! (Is there any 
> particular reason why using boost::shared_ptr would be preferable to using 
> a policy?

I find using shared_ptr easier than figuring out which one is the right call

> I'd rather avoid adding support for shared_ptr through my 
> existing code if possible, but am unsure if it might have any advantages.)

With shared_ptr your C++ code is also safe, not just the Python interface.


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