1306. pointer and const_pointer for <array>

Section: 26.3.7 [array] Status: C++11 Submitter: Nicolai Josuttis Opened: 2010-01-24 Last modified: 2016-02-10

Priority: Not Prioritized

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Discussion:

Class <array> is the only sequence container class that has no types pointer and const_pointer defined. You might argue that this makes no sense because there is no allocator support, but on the other hand, types reference and const_reference are defined for array.

[ 2010-02-11 Moved to Tentatively Ready after 6 positive votes on c++std-lib. ]

Proposed resolution:

Add to Class template array 26.3.7 [array]:

namespace std {
  template <class T, size_t N >
  struct array {
    ...
    typedef T value_type;
    typedef T * pointer;
    typedef const T * const_pointer;
    ...
  };
}