COM smart pointer / C++ smart pointer

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    COM smart pointer / C++ smart pointer

    VisualC++ generates COM reference counting smart pointers for every COM interface and Im wondering to what C++ smart pointer best compares to these COM smart pointers

    for instance I have

    IInterface *

    and

    IInterfacePtr

    Anyone knows?

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    All smart pointers are generic. It doesn't matter WHAT you put into them, only HOW you use them. In other words, shared_ptr, unqiue_ptr and weak_ptr all work. It all depends on how you will use them, just as you would normal non-COM objects.
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    You mean it's included as a crutch to help ancient programmers limp along without them having to relearn too much.

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