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Sometimes getting and storing information about a type at runtime is required.
For such cases a construction like
&typeid(T) or C++11 class
is usually used, which is where problems start:
std::type_indexrequire Run Time Type Info (RTTI)
typeid(T)erroneously do not strip const, volatile and references from type
std::type_infoobjects across shared libraries
Boost.TypeIndex library was designed to work around all those issues.