[RFA,1/4] Introduce ref_ptr::new_reference

Message ID 20180430042147.28337-2-tom@tromey.com
State New
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  • add ref_ptr::new_reference
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Tom Tromey April 30, 2018, 4:21 a.m.
I noticed a common pattern with gdb::ref_ptr, where callers would
"incref" and then create a new wrapper object, like:

    Py_INCREF (obj);
    gdbpy_ref<> ref (obj);

The ref_ptr constructor intentionally does not acquire a new
reference, but it seemed to me that it would be reasonable to add a
static member function that does so.

In this patch I chose to call the function "new_reference".  I
considered "acquire_reference" as well, but "new" seemed less
ambiguous than "acquire" to me.

2018-04-29  Tom Tromey  <tom@tromey.com>

	* common/gdb_ref_ptr.h (ref_ptr::new_reference): New static
 gdb/ChangeLog            | 5 +++++
 gdb/common/gdb_ref_ptr.h | 7 +++++++
 2 files changed, 12 insertions(+)



diff --git a/gdb/common/gdb_ref_ptr.h b/gdb/common/gdb_ref_ptr.h
index 57d1db96e6..768c813692 100644
--- a/gdb/common/gdb_ref_ptr.h
+++ b/gdb/common/gdb_ref_ptr.h
@@ -149,6 +149,13 @@  class ref_ptr
     return m_obj;
+  /* Acquire a new reference and return a ref_ptr that owns it.  */
+  static ref_ptr<T, Policy> new_reference (T *obj)
+  {
+    Policy::incref (obj);
+    return ref_ptr<T, Policy> (obj);
+  }
   T *m_obj;