Subject: Re: [boost] Review request for Boost.Align
From: Glen Fernandes (glen.fernandes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-02-21 00:17:22
Updated the source, documentation, tests, examples.
1. aligned_alloc isn't confined to sizeof(void*) multiples for posix_memalign
2. aligned_alloc supports _aligned_malloc and posix_memalign on more platforms
3. aligned_allocator now allows specifying minimum alignment
template<class T, size_t minimum_alignment = 1> class aligned_allocator;
4. Documentation improvements
Bjorn Reese wrote:
> Why are there no allocator_traits?
In what way? std::allocator_traits is usable with
boost::aligned_allocator, just as it is with std::allocator.
Concerning the interface of boost::aligned_allocator, it provides the
same type traits as the specification of std::allocator in 20.6.9
> Should there be support for placement new?
What do you suggest? The result of boost::aligned_alloc (or the result
of boost::align), given the appropriate alignment, is suitable for use
with placement new. We could provide additional utilities that do both
allocation and construction.
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