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Subject: Re: [boost] [variant] Heads-up!
From: Zach Laine (whatwasthataddress_at_[hidden])
Date: 2019-04-29 20:06:07

On Mon, Apr 29, 2019 at 12:30 PM Antony Polukhin via Boost <
boost_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> Hi,
> I've merged a very cool optimization by Nikita Kniazev into the master
> branch. From now on boost::variant does pointer stealing for recursive
> variants.
> This significantly improves the performance of the variants move
> constructors.
> However if you use a variant variable after the std::move for anything
> except destruction and assignment then you're getting an UB. Beware!

The entire reason for using boost::variant is to get the never-empty
guarantee. If I want something more efficient, I can use std::variant,
boost::variant2, or even roll my own.

This change removes the only compelling feature that recommends the use of

I agree that this is a wholly unacceptable change.


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