I was trying to replicate one example from


In QuantLib general practice is to use Handle to manage change in the observed variable. I am fine with that.

However for my case, I do not want to use Handle but want to use direct pointer (smart). So I replace below line -

Handle<Quote> underlyingH(boost::shared_ptr<Quote>(new SimpleQuote(in.S)));


boost::shared_ptr<SimpleQuote> underlyingH = boost::make_shared<SimpleQuote>(in.S);

With this I am getting error as -

/Users/aa.cpp:60:59: error: no matching constructor for initialization of
     boost::shared_ptr<GarmanKohlagenProcess> process(new GarmanKohlagenProcess(underlyingH, fTS, rTS, flatVolTS));
                                                          ^                     ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
/usr/local/include/ql/processes/blackscholesprocess.hpp:196:9: note: candidate constructor not viable: no known conversion from 'boost::shared_ptr<SimpleQuote>' to
      'const Handle<QuantLib::Quote>' for 1st argument
/usr/local/include/ql/processes/blackscholesprocess.hpp:194:11: note: candidate constructor (the implicit copy constructor) not viable: requires 1 argument, but 4 were
    class GarmanKohlagenProcess : public GeneralizedBlackScholesProcess {
1 error generated.

Is there any way to not use Handle?

Many thanks for your kind help.


The constructor of GarmanKohlagenProcess takes a Handle, so if you really want to avoid it you'll have to modify the constructor (and the type of the corresponding data member it initializes).

  • $\begingroup$ Thanks Luigi for this information $\endgroup$
    – Daniel
    Sep 18 '20 at 7:05
  • $\begingroup$ Is there any way to writing the same line as something like underlyingH = ... instead underlyingH(...) $\endgroup$
    – Daniel
    Sep 18 '20 at 7:47
  • $\begingroup$ Handle<Quote> underlyingH = Handle<Quote>(...), or auto underlyingH = Handle<Quote>(...) if you're using C++11 or later $\endgroup$ Sep 18 '20 at 11:55

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