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From: Aleksey Gurtovoy (agurtovoy_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-03-08 03:19:33

> > Robert Ramey wrote:
> > > 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
> >
> I don't quite get what you mean.

That the fact that 'aligned_storage' has different number/type of
parameters _does not_ by itself suggests that it has different
purpose. The difference is due to the cited rationale.

> So, does boost::aligned_storage serve as a replacement for
> stack_allocate?

'stack_allocate' should be definitely using it, e.g.:

    template< typename T > struct stack_allocate
        T* address() const { return static_cast<T*>(storage_.address()); }

        aligned_storage< sizeof(T), alignment_of<T>::value > storage_;

Aleksey Gurtovoy
MetaCommunications Engineering

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