Guarantee of side-effect free assignment

"Alf P. Steinbach" <>
Sat, 6 Oct 2007 19:07:24 CST
 From discussions in [comp.lang.c++] and [comp.lang.c++.moderated], as
well as articles on the net about concurrency in C++, I'm reasonably
sure that given

   #include <iostream>
   #include <ostream>

   struct S { S(){ throw 123; } int foo(){ return 666; } };

   int main()
       S* p = 0;

           p = new S();
       catch( ... )

       if( p ) { std::cout << p->foo() << std::endl; }

there is no guarantee that this code will not end up in a call to
p->foo() with an invalid pointer p, i.e., that might well happen.

Surely that couldn't have been the committee's intention?

Why isn't assignment treated as a function call?


- Alf

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