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For convenience, logical continuity, and consistency with other Boost libraries, you should be able to include all the smart_ptr pieces with
Currently, only 4 are included:
#include <boost/scoped_ptr.hpp> #include <boost/scoped_array.hpp> #include <boost/shared_ptr.hpp> #include <boost/shared_array.hpp>
#include <boost/weak_ptr.hpp> #include <boost/intrusive_ptr.hpp> #include <boost/enable_shared_from_this.hpp>
If the idea was to leave out rarely-used, specialized pieces, in order to cut down on extraneous compile time, then I'd suggest that weak_ptr.hpp needs to be included in smart_ptr.hpp -- it seems to me to be one of the essential, common components of the smart_ptr system.
It took me awhile to debug my first test program, because I couldn't figure out how to get a weak_ptr to compile -- turned out I didn't have weak_ptr.hpp included, which was very puzzling to me, since I had included smart_ptr.hpp (which is why it took so long for me to figure it out...)
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