[cairo] [cairomm] RefPtr<T>::operator*() ?

Jonathon Jongsma jonathon at quotidian.org
Wed Aug 20 06:49:59 PDT 2008

Ian Britten wrote:
> Hi all,
> Just a suggestion, but it might be nice if the cairomm RefPtr
> class had an operator*() (Or, a get(), or something).
> Otherwise, if func() is written to accept a "const T &", you
> have to write code like:
>         Cairo::RefPtr<T> someObj;  (Populated from somewhere)
>         func( *someObj.operator->() );
> instead of the simpler/cleaner
>         func( *someObj );
> Ian
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If there is API in cairomm that accepts a 'const T&' where T is supposed 
to be used via RefPtr, it is likely an API bug.  Unfortunately I 
discovered one of these just in the last couple days (the ScaledFont 
constructor) and plan to fix it in a future release.  If you find 
further places where this is the case, please file a bug.



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