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Subject: Re: [boost] [variant] awkward recursion
From: Dave Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-10-31 10:36:48

on Wed Oct 31 2012, "Peter Dimov" <> wrote:

> Steven Watanabe wrote:
>> I believe that I've seen tickets in trac indicating
>> that at least one STL implementation checks that
>> the element type is complete, so we can't even
>> assume that it works in practice.
> The variant could perhaps define some dummy complete type X and
> allocate space for vector<X>, betting on the fact that vector<Y> would
> have the same size. And if it doesn't, well, the heap is it then.

Yeah, I thought of that. Very interesting problem space in the end.
I'm slightly tempted to think about a rewrite.

Dave Abrahams
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