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From: Peter Dimov (pdimov_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-02-25 08:13:18

David Abrahams wrote:
> "Fernando Cacciola" <fcacciola_at_[hidden]> writes:
>> No, right're right :-)
>> Is perfectly possible to simply discard it, though to me it looks
>> kind of akward in anything but deeply low-level code.
>> Anyway, doesn't this require a definition of placement operator new
>> for each T?
> I don't know, possibly so. It's been so long I've forgotten more than
> I ever knew ;-)

It only requires

template<class T> void * operator new(size_t n, optional<T> & t);

I think.

One problem is that there is no reliable way to prevent

optional<X> opt;
new(opt) Y; // oops

since the type being created is not communicated to operator new, only its
size is.

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