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Document number: N3527
by Fernando Cacciola and Andrzej Krzemieński
optional<T>proposed here is a type that may or may not store a value of type
Tin its storage space. Its interface allows to query if a value of type
Tis currently stored, and if so, to access it. The interface is based on Fernando Cacciola's Boost.Optional library, shipping since March, 2003, and widely used. It requires no changes to core language, and breaks no existing code.