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From: Peter Dimov (pdimov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-02-19 08:46:29

Ken Hagan wrote:
> In implementation terms, pmk is a compile-time constant, so I think it
> could be an acceptable template parameter. On the other hand, the code
> required to extract the integer value is different from the code
> required
> to dereference a normal variable. On the third hand, compilers
> supporting
> TLS already face this problem when I write...
> __declspec(thread) int k;
> int* pk = &k;
> ...and I don't think being a template parameter adds anything new.

&k does not exist yet at compile-time (in a pointer to int form), when
templates are instantiated.

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