Any instance of optional<T>
at any given time either contains a value or does not contain a value.
When an instance of optional<T> contains a value
it means that an object of type T
, referred to as the optional object's contained value
is allocated within the storage of the optional object.
Implementations are not permitted to use additional storage, such as dynamic memory, to allocate its contained value.
When an object of type optional<T>
is contextually converted to bool
the conversion returns true
if the object contains a value;
otherwise the conversion returns false.