template <class T> struct is_union : public
Inherits: If T is a (possibly cv-qualified) union type then inherits from true_type, otherwise inherits from false_type. Currently requires some kind of compiler support, otherwise unions are identified as classes.
C++ Standard Reference: 3.9.2 and 9.5.
Compiler Compatibility: Without (some as yet unspecified) help from the compiler, we cannot distinguish between union and class types using only standard C++, as a result this type will never inherit from true_type, unless the user explicitly specializes the template for their user-defined union types, or unless the compiler supplies some unspecified intrinsic that implements this functionality. Currently (May 2005) only Visual C++ 8 has the necessary compiler intrinsics to make this trait "just work" without user intervention.
is_union<const void>::typeis the type
is_union<void>::valueis an integral constant expression that evaluates to true.
is_union<void*>::valueis an integral constant expression that evaluates to false.
is_union<T>::value_typeis the type