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From: Fernando Cacciola (fernando_cacciola_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-10-28 13:30:25

David Abrahams wrote:
> "Fernando Cacciola" <fernando_cacciola_at_[hidden]> writes:
>> Michael Shepanski wrote:
>>> On 10/27/05, David Abrahams <dave_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> FWIW, there is sound (IMO at least) alignment proposal for the std,
>> so we may not need to worry anymore about this in the not so distant
>> future.
> I don't think that proposal gives us any more guarantees than we have
> today.
Oh.. I was refering to n1546.. Do you as well?

I interpreted that the idea there is to be able to spell:

char align_as<T> storage[sizeof(T)];

And let the compiler do the magic.

Isn't that all we need?
Or is that the proposal was rejected?

Note for the curious:
This article by Tom Lokovic, although totally unrelated to boost AFAICS,
explains how boost::alignment_of<> works (because he proposes the same

Fernando Cacciola

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