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    Library and Template Trouble

    Hi all,

    I am trying to implement a generic smart pointer library which links to another main program. To make the smart pointer library generic I am using a template with a typename called "type". However, when I attempt to link my library to the main program and compile them both, I get a compiler error which says something like "Expected type, got link" (where "link" is a class in the main program).

    I was wondering why this is happening and what I can do to fix it. I've tried passing my smart_pointer an "int" type and this works fine.

    For example:

    smart_pointer<int> p = new int(); // Works okay!

    However...

    smart_pointer<link> l = new link(); // Does not work! (Compiler: "Expected type, got link")


    I've included my code below (not all of it, but just the parts I think are relevant). Also, I'm not supposed to alter the main program in any way (just my library).

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.

    EDIT: Please refer to the code on the third post below this one.
    Last edited by ace_of_pentacles; September 6th, 2011 at 10:16 PM. Reason: Updating inadequate code.

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