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About handles

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Can someone explain what Handles are? Are they just basically C++ pointers? Or maybe someone can tell me where to find informations on Handles.

Thanks.

Rob Bachrach's picture

They are essentially a custom implementation of pointers. OpenCASCADE uses its own memory management system and Handles give you an interface to it.
In the documentation, check out the Foundation Classes User's Guide. It has a section on using handles.