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Subject: Re: [boost] ASIO into the standard
From: Daniel James (dnljms_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-07-11 16:06:16

On 11 July 2014 20:49, Glen Fernandes <glen.fernandes_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 11, 2014 at 12:18 PM, Felipe Magno de Almeida
> <felipe.m.almeida_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> This looks very arbitrary to me. Is there any wording in the standard
>> that supports that allocators have to be used only for allocation of
>> value_type (or classes that has a value_type in it)?
> My understanding is that the allocators have to be used for all
> dynamic allocation. If this is not explicitly worded in the standard,
> then it should be. Otherwise allocators simply are not as useful with
> any other interpretation.

I looked this up earlier, as I thought the same. says:

"Unless otherwise specified, all containers defined in this clause
obtain memory using an allocator (see"

Which suggests to me that all allocation is done using the allocator.
I suppose debug info could be considered something that isn't obtained
by the container, as it can be external, but I wouldn't have thought
that for things like buckets. says:

"For the components affected by this subclause that declare an
allocator_type, objects stored in these
components shall be constructed using the
allocator_traits<allocator_type>::construct function and
destroyed using the allocator_traits<allocator_type>::destroy function
( These functions
are called only for the container’s element type, not for internal
types used by the container."

But that's specifying construction, not allocation (btw. I get this
wrong in unordered, I'll fix it soon).

Did I miss anything? I don't claim any expertise here.

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