[C++-sig] Re: problem with overloaded address operator

David Abrahams dave at boost-consulting.com
Fri Nov 26 17:12:55 CET 2004

"Fred Houben" <qhf at oce.nl> writes:

> I solved the problem by editing pointer_holder.hpp. Replacing Value*
> p = &*this->m_p; with boost::addressof(*this->m_p);.

That's exactly the right fix.

> This way I avoid using the address operator. This works fine, but
> maybe there's something I'm missing here, any input is welcome.

You didn't miss anything.

> I'm forced to uses boost.python for now 1.30.2, but is this problem
> solved in other releases?

It is not.  If you'd like to do a survey of the current CVS for uses
of operator& and submit a patch that replaces all of them, I'd be
happy to apply it, though.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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