Legacy Issue Number: 18225
Source: dpdx.net ( Brooks Moses)
The ~Vector() destructor function is described as "If this object is the
only one using its block, the block is deleted. Otherwise, its block's
use count is decremented by one."
This is a redundant description of the decrement_block functionality,
and further spreads the description of the block reference-counting
throughout the standard.
It would be much better to either (a) explicitly state that "This calls
the block's decrement_count accessor, which may deallocate the block."
Or, if we do not want to constrain the implementation to literally call
the block method, we can alternately add a paragraph to the block
requirements section describing increment-count and decrement-count
functionality in general (with the increment_count and decrement_count
functions being interfaces to it), and the ~Vector description should
refer to that.
Reported: VSIPL++ 1.2 — Tue, 23 Oct 2012 04:00 GMT
Updated: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 20:57 GMT