From: Eric Friedman (ebf_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-06-29 17:09:32
This is used by variant to support the variant::type method.
Otherwise, as Benoit explained, it is not used.
I know in the past there had been discussion about defining a
BOOST_NO_RTTI macro, but I don't think this went anywhere...? If there
were such a macro, the variant implementation could be changed to
conditionally compile the variant::type method, etc.
On 6/29/07, Michael Marcin <mmarcin_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Benoit wrote:
> > Hello
> > The variant library does not rely in any way on RTTI. That should
> > solve your problem :-)
> > Each variant instance stores an additional field describing the type
> > of the contained object.
> Oh? Well if that's that case that is good news indeed however it is at
> least not entirely true.
> variant.hpp line 18 reads:
> #include <typeinfo> // for typeid, std::type_info
> And there appears to be a reflect class that uses typeid and std::type_info.
> The platform doesn't have these.
> Michael Marcin
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