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From: Aleksey Gurtovoy (agurtovoy_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-03-06 14:17:52

Robert Ramey wrote:
> This exchange illustrates the problem rather nicely. Its not clear
> to me from the name "aligned_storage" that its meant to do the same
> job as "stack_allocate" and in fact is easily confused with other
> boost functions. I've been able to find no documentation nor test
> nor other information. The only place its used is in variant.hpp but
> its not mentioned in the documentation of that either. There is no
> statement in the header itself as to what it does and the code is
> sufficiently non-trivial that it's not obvious what its supposed to
> do. The fact that it has a parameter than stack_allocate doesn't
> need also suggests that it's intended purpose is different from that
> of stack_allocate.

It doesn't, see aligned_storage's "Rationale" subsection in

Aleksey Gurtovoy
MetaCommunications Engineering

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