pointer allocate( size_type n, std::allocator<void>::const_pointer hint = 0 );
T* allocate( std::size_t n, const void * hint);
|(1)|| (since C++17) |
T* allocate( std::size_t n );
n * sizeof(T) bytes of uninitialized storage by calling
::operator new(std::size_t), but it is unspecified when and how this function is called. The pointer
hint may be used to provide locality of reference: the allocator, if supported by the implementation, will attempt to allocate the new memory block as close as possible to
|n||-||the number of objects to allocate storage for|
|hint||-||pointer to a nearby memory location|
Pointer to the first byte of a memory block suitably aligned and sufficient to hold an array of
n objects of type
std::bad_alloc if allocation fails.
The "unspecified when and how" wording makes it possible to combine or optimize away heap allocations made by the standard library containers, even though such optimizations are disallowed for direct calls to
::operator new. For example, this is implemented by libc++ ( and ).
| allocates uninitialized storage using the allocator
(public static member function of
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