/Zc:sizedDealloc (Enable Global Sized Deallocation Functions)
The /Zc:sizedDealloc compiler option tells the compiler to preferentially call global
operator delete or
operator delete functions that have a second parameter of type
size_t when the size of the object is available. These functions may use the
size_t parameter to optimize deallocator performance.
In the C++11 standard, you may define static member functions
operator delete and
operator delete that take a second,
size_t parameter. Typically these are used in combination with operator new functions to implement more efficient allocators and deallocators for the object. However, C++11 did not define an equivalent set of deallocation functions at global scope. In C++11, global deallocation functions that have a second parameter of type
size_t are considered placement delete functions. They must be explicitly called by passing a size argument.
The C++14 standard changes the behavior of the compiler. When you define global
operator delete and
operator delete that take a second parameter of type
size_t, the compiler prefers to call these functions when member scope versions are not invoked and the size of the object is available. The compiler passes the size argument implicitly. The single argument versions are called when the compiler can't determine the size of the object being deallocated. Otherwise, the usual rules for choosing the version of the deallocation function to invoke still apply. Calls to the global functions may be explicitly specified by prepending the scope resolution operator (
::) to the deallocation function call.
By default, Visual C++ starting in Visual Studio 2015 implements this C++14 standard behavior. You may explicitly specify this by setting the /Zc:sizedDealloc compiler option. This represents a potentially breaking change. Use the /Zc:sizedDealloc- option to preserve the old behavior, for example, when your code defines placement delete operators that use a second parameter of type
size_t. The default Visual Studio library implementations of the global deallocation functions that have the second parameter of type
size_t invoke the single parameter versions. If your code supplies only single-parameter global operator delete and operator delete, the default library implementations of the global sized deallocation functions invoke your global functions.
The /Zc:sizedDealloc compiler option is on by default. The /permissive- option does not affect /Zc:sizedDealloc.
For more information about conformance issues in Visual C++, see Nonstandard Behavior.
To set this compiler option in the Visual Studio development environment
Open the project's Property Pages dialog box. For details, see Set C++ compiler and build properties in Visual Studio.
From the Configurations drop down menu, choose All Configurations.
Select the Configuration Properties > C/C++ > Command Line property page.
Modify the Additional Options property to include /Zc:sizedDealloc or /Zc:sizedDealloc- and then choose OK.
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