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From: Daniel Frey (daniel.frey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-12-12 04:36:08

David Abrahams wrote:
> The is_compound docs say:
> " ::boost::is_compound<T>::value Evaluates to true only if T is a
> compound type. That is an array, function, pointer, reference,
> enumerator, union, class or member function type."
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
> What is that? IIUC, you can only form pointers to member functions.
> Am I missing something?
> Wouldn't it be simpler to say:
> "not a void, integral, floating, or enum type"
> ??

An enum type is a compound type. I think it would be best to say

    "not a fundamental type"

as this is what the implementation looks like (see also 3.9/1). I think
the remark about "requires partial specialization" in the docs for
is_compound might also be wrong now and should be fixed, too. John?

Regards, Daniel

Daniel Frey
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