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Re: Proposing switch -fsmart-pointers
On 10/06/2012 11:59 AM, _ wrote:
> Not that I think that STL/Boost are not great solutions for many
> problems out there.
> But the fact is that there is and always will be c/c++ code that can't
> and will not use it.
But surely the set of people refusing to use C++ smart pointers is the
same set that will refuse to use your -fsmart-pointers.
> C or C like templateless C++ code is still domain of most os /
> drivers source code out there.
> Just go agead and try to ask Linus to wrap all pointers to stl
> templates ;D
And he'd have the same response to -fsmart-pointers. Face it, the
only real differences a compiler builtin would bring are:
1. A fossilized "smart pointer type".
2. A different declaration syntax.