20 General utilities library [utilities]

20.15 Metaprogramming and type traits [meta]

20.15.6 Type property queries [meta.unary.prop.query]

This subclause contains templates that may be used to query properties of types at compile time.
Table 50: Type property queries [tab:meta.unary.prop.query]
template<class T>
struct alignment_­of;

Mandates: alignof(T) is a valid expression ([expr.alignof])
template<class T>
struct rank;
If T names an array type, an integer value representing the number of dimensions of T; otherwise, 0.
template<class T,
unsigned I = 0>
struct extent;
If T is not an array type, or if it has rank less than or equal to I, or if I is 0 and T has type β€œarray of unknown bound of U”, then 0; otherwise, the bound ([dcl.array]) of the dimension of T, where indexing of I is zero-based
Each of these templates shall be a Cpp17UnaryTypeTrait ([meta.rqmts]) with a base characteristic of integral_­constant<size_­t, Value>.
[Example 1: // the following assertions hold: assert(rank_v<int> == 0); assert(rank_v<int[2]> == 1); assert(rank_v<int[][4]> == 2); β€” end example]
[Example 2: // the following assertions hold: assert(extent_v<int> == 0); assert(extent_v<int[2]> == 2); assert(extent_v<int[2][4]> == 2); assert(extent_v<int[][4]> == 0); assert((extent_v<int, 1>) == 0); assert((extent_v<int[2], 1>) == 0); assert((extent_v<int[2][4], 1>) == 4); assert((extent_v<int[][4], 1>) == 4); β€” end example]