[llvm-dev] Upcoming removal of std::auto_ptr (in C++1z)

Stephen Checkoway via llvm-dev llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org
Tue Jan 24 15:05:30 PST 2017

> On Jan 24, 2017, at 04:03, Eric Fiselier via llvm-dev <llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at 6:34 PM, Stephen Checkoway via llvm-dev <llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
> > On Jan 23, 2017, at 15:32, Marshall Clow via llvm-dev <llvm-dev at lists.llvm.org> wrote:
> >
> > The upcoming C++1z (probably C++17) standard will not contain several things - most notably auto_ptr.
>> Purely for my own edification, is the rationale for this available somewhere?
> Here is a draft of the paper which removed it.
> The short and sweet rational for it is that auto_ptr was designed before C++ had move semantics.
> and because of that it doesn't behave like a move-only type should and is unsafe because of it.

Thanks! Makes perfect sense.

Stephen Checkoway

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