How do I get the exact length of an array without using subscripted values within a template function in C++?

  arrays, c++, function, templates

I’m trying to find the length of any given array and the methods I’ve tried so far won’t work. This is my sizeOf function (not to be confused with sizeof):

template <typename T>
size_t sizeOf(T val) {
    size_t sz = (size_t)0;

    if (typeid(val).name()[0] == 'c') {
        sz = (int)sizeof(val);
    } else if (typeid(val).name()[1] == 'c' || typeid(val).name()[2] == 'c'){
        sz = strlen((const char*)val);
    } else if (typeid(val).name()[0] == 'i') {
        sz = sizeof(val) / 4;
    } else {
        sz = 0; //new code here.
    }
        
    return sz;
}

So far, it works for strings, integers, and characters. The problem is finding the length of any array that isn’t of type char. I tried using a for loop and subscripted values (e.g. arr[i]), but this exception occurs when the argument isn’t an array: subscripted value is neither an array nor pointer. To this I try a try {...} catch () {...} statement and it still gives this error, so I can’t use indices. I also tried another method with pointers: *(&arr + 1) - arr which works without errors, but the values are inconsistent or completely imprecise. Is there a way to acquire the true length of an array without the aforementioned methods and still have a flexible function?

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