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From: Douglas Gregor (gregod_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-11-15 15:45:52

On Friday 15 November 2002 03:36 pm, Gennaro Prota wrote:
> of inventing a separate concept (say "Addressable") for them. The problem I
> see in your resolution is that AFAIK addressof() is not guaranteed to work
> by the standard. Yes, it has an extremely high probability to do the right
> thing, but not a guarantee.

You'll have to back that up with some standardese. AFAICT, 5.2.10/10 lets
addressof() work:
  "That is, a reference cast reinterpret_cast<T&>(x) has the same effect as
the conversion *reinterpret_cast<T*>(&x) with the builtin & and * operators."

(And that reinterpret casting T* -> U* -> T* preserves the original value).


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