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Subject: Re: [boost] How to create a shallow copy without calling aconstructor?
From: Stefan Strasser (strasser_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-01-04 14:13:13

Am Saturday 02 January 2010 23:34:51 schrieb vicente.botet:
> Derived* p = reinterpret_cast<Derived*>( new char[sizeof(Derived)]);
> std::memcpy(p, static_cast<Derived const*>(this), sizeof(Derived));
> return p;
> }

quick question about this, is it legal to do the following?

T *t=reinterpret_cast<T *>(new char[sizeof(T)]);
new (&t) T;
delete T;

Boost.Serialization must use that, as it passes unconstructed memory to
load_construct_data but lets the user "delete" the object, so I figure it
must be ok. am I right?

my platform (with valgrind) doesn't have a problem with it, but is it defined
to be ok or portable among all known platforms?

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