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/* -*- Mode: C++; tab-width: 8; indent-tabs-mode: nil; c-basic-offset: 2 -*- */
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/* This Source Code Form is subject to the terms of the Mozilla Public
* License, v. 2.0. If a copy of the MPL was not distributed with this
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/* A version of |operator new| that eschews mandatory null-checks. */
#ifndef mozilla_OperatorNewExtensions_h
#define mozilla_OperatorNewExtensions_h
#include "mozilla/Assertions.h"
// Credit goes to WebKit for this implementation, cf.
namespace mozilla {
enum NotNullTag {
} // namespace mozilla
* The logic here is a little subtle. [] states that if the allocation
* function being called returns null, then object initialization must not be
* done, and the entirety of the new expression must return null. Non-throwing
* (noexcept) functions are defined to return null to indicate failure. The
* standard placement operator new is defined in such a way, and so it requires
* a null check, even when that null check would be extraneous. Functions
* declared without such a specification are defined to throw std::bad_alloc if
* they fail, and return a non-null pointer otherwise. We compile without
* exceptions, so any placement new overload we define that doesn't declare
* itself as noexcept must therefore avoid generating a null check. Below is
* just such an overload.
* You might think that MOZ_NONNULL might perform the same function, but
* MOZ_NONNULL isn't supported on all of our compilers, and even when it is
* supported, doesn't work on all the versions we support. And even keeping
* those limitations in mind, we can't put MOZ_NONNULL on the global,
* standardized placement new function in any event.
* We deliberately don't add MOZ_NONNULL(3) to tag |p| as non-null, to benefit
* hypothetical static analyzers. Doing so makes |MOZ_ASSERT(p)|'s internal
* test vacuous, and some compilers warn about such vacuous tests.
inline void* operator new(size_t, mozilla::NotNullTag, void* p) {
return p;
#endif // mozilla_OperatorNewExtensions_h