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From: Brad King (brad.king_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-04-03 13:41:18


During the discussion of possible new C++ features, I think someone
mentioned an "addressof()" feature that would give the real address of
an object even if it overloads operator&(). Doug Gregor and I
recently realized that it may be possible to implement this in a

Ignoring cv-qualifiers, this may work:

template <typename T>
T* address_of(T& v)
  struct address_of_helper {};
  return reinterpret_cast<T*>(&reinterpret_cast<address_of_helper&>(v));

The relevent paragraph in the '98 standard appears to be 5.2.10/10. If
this indeed will work, it may be worth adding to boost, perhaps in


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