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boost.png (6897 bytes)Smart Pointer Changes

The February 2002 change to the Boost smart pointers introduced a number of changes. Since the previous version of the smart pointers was in use for a long time, it's useful to have a detailed list of what changed from a library user's point of view.

Note that for compilers that don't support member templates well enough, a separate implementation is used that lacks many of the new features and is more like the old version.

Features Requiring Code Changes to Take Advantage

Features That Improve Robustness

Implementation Details

Revised 1 February 2002

Copyright 2002 Darin Adler. Distributed under the Boost Software License, Version 1.0. See accompanying file LICENSE_1_0.txt or copy at