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auto_ptr ? (was Re: I'm back)
Peter Burns writes:
> Has anybody had any experience using auto_ptr? Is it worth using? Is there
> any thing different in using
> an auto_ptr compared to a normal pointer?
No but, but I have used a home-made replacement class. It's
nice because it will do all the garbage collection you need
_if_ you program data is structured into a heirarchy or set
of heirarchies (i.e tree, not graph). Many objects may hold
pointers to a given object, but only one may be its *parent*
(the parent will hold the auto_ptr).
Since I beleive this heirarchical structure is good practice anyway,
I don't mind this restriction. (Adrian refrains from ranting about