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is_class

template <class T>
struct is_class : public true_type-or-false_type {};

Inherits: If T is a (possibly cv-qualified) class type then inherits from true_type, otherwise inherits from false_type.

C++ Standard Reference: 3.9.2 and 9.2.

Header: #include <boost/type_traits/is_class.hpp> or #include <boost/type_traits.hpp>

Compiler Compatibility: Without (some as yet unspecified) help from the compiler, we cannot distinguish between union and class types, as a result this type will erroneously inherit from true_type for union types. See also is_union. Currently (May 2005) only Visual C++ 8 has the necessary compiler intrinsics to correctly identify union types, and therefore make is_class function correctly.

Examples:

Given: class MyClass; then:

is_class<MyClass> inherits from true_type.

is_class<MyClass const>::type is the type true_type.

is_class<MyClass>::value is an integral constant expression that evaluates to true.

is_class<MyClass&>::value is an integral constant expression that evaluates to false.

is_class<MyClass*>::value is an integral constant expression that evaluates to false.

is_class<T>::value_type is the type bool.


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