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Section: 19.12.3 [mem.poly.allocator.class] Status: New Submitter: Casey Carter Opened: 2017-11-15 Last modified: 2017-11-29
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polymorphic_allocator's member function destroy is exactly equivalent to the default implementation of destroy in allocator_traits (188.8.131.52 [allocator.traits.members] para 6). It should be struck from polymorphic_allocator as it provides no value.
[28-Nov-2017 Mailing list discussion - set priority to P3]
PJ says that Dinkumware is shipping an implementation of polymorphic_allocator with destroy, so removing it would be a breaking change for him.
Wording relative to N4700.
Strike the declaration of destroy from the synopsis of class polymorphic_allocator in 19.12.3 [mem.poly.allocator.class]:
template <class T1, class T2, class U, class V> void construct(pair<T1,T2>* p, pair<U, V>&& pr);
template <class T> void destroy(T* p);polymorphic_allocator select_on_container_copy_construction() const;
Strike the specification of destroy in 184.108.40.206 [mem.poly.allocator.mem]:
template <class T> void destroy(T* p);
14 Effects: As if by p->~T().