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From: Gabriel Dos Reis (gdr_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-12-08 12:15:39

"Eric Woodruff" <Eric.Woodruff_at_[hidden]> writes:


| Here's a question: Since is _meant_ to be accessed by those that
| do not know the type of the object inside, shouldn't it have been designed

I'm afraid the above is not an accurate description of the purpose of

One primary purpose is to allow static or automatic *storage*
allocation for a T, suitably aligned.

| as a void* in the first place? This has two benefits (and I've recently had
| the epiphany of why void* is ok):

Because that won't permit static or automatic storage allocation for a T.

-- Gaby

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