[RFC] Implementing addressof for C++0x

Peter Dimov pdimov@pdimov.com
Thu May 20 12:44:00 GMT 2010

Paolo Carlini wrote:
> On 05/20/2010 02:18 PM, Peter Dimov wrote:
>>> On 05/20/2010 01:55 PM, Paolo Carlini wrote:
>>>> It's uglier because the code above doesn't work for functions,
>>> By the way, do you have a specific testcase in mind?
>>> Because addressof_fn_test.cpp, part of Boost, passes...
>> This is probably a g++/gcc extension... some compilers do not allow
>> references to functions to be casted to char&, and I believe the
>> standard doesn't permit that, either.
> I see. I'm a bit reluctant to add complexity to the code, given that
> current Comeau and Intel, at least, in strict-mode, also like it...

If it works, there's certainly no need to add complexity.

Here's the ticket that prompted the boost::addressof changes:


but it doesn't say which compiler didn't like it at the time. MSVC 8.0 also 

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