Subject: Re: [boost] [optional] layout
From: Domagoj Saric (dsaritz_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-11-01 18:36:06
"Mathias Gaunard" <mathias.gaunard_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
> shared_ptr already provides delayed construction, I don't see why you would
> want to use optional here?
> Because you want to store the memory in static memory maybe? For that, just
> use boost::aligned_storage and placement new, works with shared_ptr like the
> rest just fine.
sorry..i'll respond only to this last point (for the sake of a clearer
discussion) because it actually contains the main issue (my code 'wish')...
...yes :) aligned_storage and placement new (plus the few additional
workarounds for 'quirky' cases) are exactly/all i want...but because it is a
relatively often used idiom i would like not to have to write it all manually
every time...but rather have small class that wraps it up and allows me to call
construct() and destruct() (with boost::in_place support and even the 'bool'
left in debug builds for asserting correct usage)...
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