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From Alan Conway <acon...@redhat.com>
Subject Re: Review Request: Develop Asynchronous Store Interface for Qpid (v.2)
Date Fri, 02 Mar 2012 16:26:54 GMT
On 03/02/2012 11:15 AM, Andrew Stitcher wrote:
> On Fri, 2012-03-02 at 10:58 -0500, Alan Conway wrote:
>> ...
>> I am not keen on using plain pointers in the API, they make memory management
>> ambiguous and error prone. If we don't want to use boost, we should implement
>> our own ref-counting smart pointers for the API. We already have one such
>> implementation for the Handles in the qpid::messaging API we could use that or
>> duplicate it if we don't want to have dependencies from store plugins on the
>> messaging API
> I said not to take the pointers too literally. The important point was
> to avoid needing to pull in definitions for the Handles - our compile
> times are horrendous already can we avoid pulling in any more
> unnecessary header files?

IMO that would be a _necessary_ header file. 
~/qpid/qpid/cpp/include/qpid/messaging/Handle.h contains 19 lines of code, I 
don't think compilation time is really a consideration in a design decision 
between automated or manual memory management.

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