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From: E. Gladyshev (egladysh_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-10-07 20:12:07

--- Eric Friedman <ebf_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> In my opinion, the ability to turn off heap backup for variant should be
> seen as an optimization (i.e., as it prevents costly heap allocation)
> and not any sort of interface feature. Please disagree with me though.

The problem is that the user might turn no/off the heap
backup inadvertently by simple specifying an 'int'
as the first type. So in generic context, the variant
protection (with the heap backup) is unpredictable.


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