std::unique_ptr models the concept of exclusive ownership, std::shared_ptr the concept of shared ownership. If I stick to this picture then std::weak_ptr models the concept of temporary ownership because it borrows the resource from a std::shared_ptr. There is one dominant reason for having a std::weak_ptr in C++: breaking of cyclic references of std::shared_ptr's.

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