Pointing the Way Redux Done

So it didn’t end up taking years as I first thought it might. Instead, just a little over six months later, I’ve finished my more excruciating detail than anyone would want to read about which reference type to use when series. I covered the seven types that I feel every C++ programmer working with C++11 and beyond should have some facility with: values, bare pointers, references, unique_ptr, shared_ptr, weak_ptr, and boost::optional (the last being, arguably, optional but still quite useful). Putting the horse before the cart, here’s a tail-end table of contents:


One comment

  1. Fantastic series, thank you. This was the best exposition I’ve read on C++ smart pointers.

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