856. Removal of aligned_union

Section: 23.15.7.6 [meta.trans.other] Status: CD1 Submitter: Jens Maurer Opened: 2008-06-12 Last modified: 2016-02-10

Priority: Not Prioritized

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Discussion:

With the arrival of extended unions (N2544), there is no known use of aligned_union that couldn't be handled by the "extended unions" core-language facility.

Proposed resolution:

Remove the following signature from 23.15.2 [meta.type.synop]:

template <std::size_t Len, class... Types> struct aligned_union;

Remove the second row from table 51 in 23.15.7.6 [meta.trans.other], starting with:

template <std::size_t Len,
class... Types>
struct aligned_union;