John P. Woodruff schrieb:
> Thank you for sharing your work on safe pointers. I have read your article
> with interest (and, since there is no chance I would have seen it in the
> forthcoming Ada Europe publication, I am particularly pleased that you
> posted your work here.)
> I also downloaded your example program (a-safp.zip). I have to report
> however that (unless I have made a blunder) the test program is not
> complete. The package test_support is not supplied in the archive.
Also Bryce Bardin pointed this out, thanx.
> Since the product that you built is evidently quite worthwhile, I hope you
> will share the complete item. Please consider placing this announcement on
> the Usenet group comp.lang.ada where even more interested folks can see it.
> >Some time ago, there was a discussion about smart pointers and reference
> >counting. About a year ago or so, I wrote a paper about safe pointers that
> >deals with exactly this kind of access type handling.
> >I submitted it for publication to the Ada Europe periodical in August last
> >I didn't take part in the discussion in this group because I wanted first to
> >get the acknowledgment that the paper would be published.
> >Now finally I got the confirmation that it will be published in the July
> >So this will have taken one year :-(
> >You can download a preview of this paper and look at my version of reference
> >counting @
> > http://home.T-Online.de/home/Christ-Usch.Grein/a-safp.zip
> >Christoph Grein
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I'm desolated for this oversight. I've uploaded to my site the hopefully now
complete source. Have fun.
BTW: You have to go directly to
because it's not linked from my homepage. It will be as soon as the paper has
appeared in Ada User Journal.
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