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1879. Inadequate definition of alignment requirement

Section: 6.7.6  [basic.align]     Status: NAD     Submitter: Richard Smith     Date: 2014-02-24

For certain data types on some hardware, a given object can be accessed most efficiently with one alignment but can be successfully accessed if allocated at a less-stringent boundary. Should the Standard specify the minimum or the preferred alignment as the value of the alignof?

Rationale (June, 2014):

The existing wording is clear that the result alignof is the minimal alignment. If an operator returning the preferred alignment is desired, that request should be addressed to EWG.