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Subject: Re: [boost] An extension to boost::variant
From: Mathias Gaunard (mathias.gaunard_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-02-09 13:42:27

Chris Hamilton wrote:
> boost::variant
> currently can not handle the following code:
> [...]
> boost::variant<foo*,foo&> v;
> [...]
> My question is essentially this: why couldn't it?

I suppose it requires the types to be value types, otherwise assignment
and copy don't make sense.
It's just like containers really. What's wrong with using T* or
reference_wrapper<T> instead of T&?

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