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Subject: Re: [boost] [utility] Moving addressof out of Boost.Utility
From: Peter Dimov (lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-05-13 11:56:29

Glen Fernandes wrote:
> What would be the most appropriate home for it? A Boost.AddressOf
> sub-module similar to Boost.Assert?

My initial idea was to extract Boost.Ref and move addressof there. It
doesn't make much sense from a classification point of view... but
boost::ref is a client of boost::addressof, libraries often use both and
I've been (semi-officially) maintaining them, so...

A separate module just for addressof also doesn't make much sense.

Another candidate is probably Config, boost::addressof being ideally a
one-liner that imports std::addressof. Unfortunately, some std::addressof
implementations at this time tend to fail the boost::addressof tests so it's
not that simple. :-)

Andrey's suggested approach of tackling things from the other side and
removing everything from Utility that depends on something other than Config
also deserves consideration.

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