Coroutines mean that the thing that looks like a stack variable may not technically be one

Raymond Chen

Some time ago, I pointed out the Get­Current­Thread­Stack­Limits function which lets you determine whether a pointer points into the stack.

Note, however, that if the local variable is captured by a coroutine, The introduction of coroutines into the C++ language means that what looks like a local variable may end up being hoisted into a heap-allocated object representing the coroutine itself (like, say, a std::future).

Something to bear in mind if you’re going to be making decisions based on whether a variable is on the stack.


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