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#include <memory>
template<class T>
struct enable_weak_from_this {
enable_weak_from_this() : ref_{static_cast<T*>(this), nopDeleter} {}
std::weak_ptr<T> weak_from_this() const {
return ref_;
static void nopDeleter(void*) {}
std::shared_ptr<T> ref_;
#include <iostream>
#include "enable_weak_from_this.h"
struct B;
struct A : enable_weak_from_this<A> {
void hello() const { std::cout << "A::hello called\n"; }
B* createB() const;
struct B {
B(const std::weak_ptr<A>& creator) : creator_{creator} {}
void callHello() const {
if (auto a = creator_.lock()) {
} else {
std::cout << "creator_ has been destroyed\n";
std::weak_ptr<A> creator_;
B* A::createB() const {
return new B{weak_from_this()};
int main(int argc, char* argv[]) {
auto a = new A;
auto b = a->createB();
delete a;
delete b;
// $ g++ -std=c++11 test.cpp
// $ ./a.out
// A::hello called
// creator_ has been destroyed
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