VC++ std::vector does not support data alignment - by weibing

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  By Design<br /><br />
		The product team believes this item works according to its intended design.<br /><br />
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ID 721286 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 0
Opened 1/28/2012 2:56:19 AM
Access Restriction Public


struct test

int main()
    std::vector<test> f; //C2719 error. 
    return 0;

if we modify "void resize(size_type _Newsize, _Ty _Val)" to "void resize(size_type _Newsize, const _Ty& _Val)" in file "vector", compiling will be O.K.
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Posted by Microsoft on 2/1/2012 at 1:34 PM

Thanks for reporting this issue. I've resolved it as By Design because our STL implementation doesn't attempt to support non-Standard "overly-aligned" types.

In this particular case, we've already changed vector::resize()'s signature to take const T& in VC11, because this changed between C++03 and C++11. In general, following C++11's requirements should probably make our implementation friendlier to overly-aligned types. However, we don't have sufficient time and resources to test and officially support overly-aligned types in VC11. That may change in the future, but not for this release.

If you have any further questions, feel free to E-mail me at .

Stephan T. Lavavej
Visual C++ Libraries Developer
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