# cert-mem57-cpp¶

This check flags uses of default operator new where the type has extended alignment (an alignment greater than the fundamental alignment). (The default operator new is guaranteed to provide the correct alignment if the requested alignment is less or equal to the fundamental alignment). Only cases are detected (by design) where the operator new is not user-defined and is not a placement new (the reason is that in these cases we assume that the user provided the correct memory allocation).

This check corresponds to the CERT C++ Coding Standard rule MEM57-CPP. Avoid using default operator new for over-aligned types.