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has_trivial_destructor

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

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

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 BOOST_HAS_TRIVIAL_DESTRUCTOR is defined.

C++ Standard Reference: 12.4p3.

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

Examples:

has_trivial_destructor<int> inherits from true_type.

has_trivial_destructor<char*>::type is the type true_type.

has_trivial_destructor<int (*)(long)>::value is an integral constant expression that evaluates to true.

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

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


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