about kde4's smart pointer

Bart Coppens kde at bartcoppens.be
Tue Oct 3 21:47:23 BST 2006

On Tuesday 03 October 2006 22:14, Adriaan de Groot wrote:
> I'd like to focus on the explicitness of the constructor:
> 501697    hermier     inline explicit KSharedPtr( T* p )
> is that or is that not a good idea for this kind of shared pointer? I'd
> like comments from people who know something about the intended use of such
> pointers (the change has been in there for a long time though).
Well, from ksharedptr.h's apidox:
' * This struct emulates C++ pointers virtually perfectly.
 * So just use it like a simple C++ pointer.'
IMO using explicit here makes it not a 'virtually perfect' emulation of 
regular pointers. (And it may have been there a long time, but I only svn 
up'ed in kde4 today to look at forwardporting my Krita 1.6 stuff, which isn't 
made easier with this (on top of the other cosmetic changes).)

Bart Coppens

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