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From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-03-07 18:44:22

>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.

The previous post referred to alignment_of rather than aligned_storage which
seems to me to unrelated. Are they related in some non-obvious (to me) way?

What's incorrect about my statement above?

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

Is this part of boost documentation and tests?

Robert Ramey

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