template <class T> struct has_trivial_destructor : public
If a type has a trivial destructor then the destructor has no effect: calls to the destructor can be safely omitted. Note that using meta-programming to omit a call to a single trivial-constructor call is of no benefit whatsoever. However, if loops and/or exception handling code can also be omitted, then some benefit in terms of code size and speed can be obtained.
Compiler Compatibility: If the compiler does not support partial-specialization of class templates, then this template can not be used with function types.
Without some (as yet unspecified) help from the compiler, has_trivial_destructor
will never report that a user-defined class or struct has a trivial destructor;
this is always safe, if possibly sub-optimal. Currently (May 2011) compilers
more recent than Visual C++ 8, GCC-4.3, Greenhills 6.0, Intel-11.0, and Codegear
have the necessary compiler intrinsics
to ensure that this trait "just works". You may also test to see
if the necessary intrinsics
are available by checking to see if the macro
C++ Standard Reference: 12.4p3.
has_trivial_destructor<char*>::typeis the type
has_trivial_destructor<int (*)(long)>::valueis an integral constant expression that evaluates to true.
has_trivial_destructor<MyClass>::valueis an integral constant expression that evaluates to false.
has_trivial_destructor<T>::value_typeis the type