Re: why Visual Studio can not optimize the initialization code?

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Wed, 19 Dec 2007 21:51:00 -0800
Thanks David,

Sorry for my unclear description. :-)

Even with NRVO enabled, the return value is,

A: I am in constructor
A: I am in constructor
B: I am in constructor
A: I am in copy constructor
B: I am in destructor
A: I am in destructor
A: I am in destructor
A: I am in destructor

I do not know why an additonal copy constructor even if we enable NRVO. Let
me know if you need more information about my question. :-)

"David Wilkinson" wrote:

George wrote:

Hello everyone,

Why Visual Studio compiler can not optimize in this case? I think this case
is almost the same as sample 1, why compiler can optimize sample 1 but can
not optimze sample 2?

(sample 2,

#include <stdio.h>
class A {
    A() {printf ("A: I am in constructor\n");i = 1;}
    ~A() { printf ("A: I am in destructor\n"); i = 0;}
    A(const A& a) {printf ("A: I am in copy constructor\n"); i = a.i;}
    int i, x, w;
 class B {
    A a;
    B() { printf ("B: I am in constructor\n");}
    ~B() { printf ("B: I am in destructor\n");}
    B(const B& b) { printf ("B: I am in copy constructor\n");}
A MyMethod()
    B* b = new B();
    A a = b->a;
    delete b;
    return (a);
int main()
    A a;
    a = MyMethod();


When you post a link, you need to separate it from other characters, or
it will not be clickable (at least in my Mozilla newsreader).

Even then, the question is not answerable (for me). The above link
contains a lot of different code samples, and it is not clear to me what
is being compared to what, or what is not happening that you think
should be happening. There also seems some confusion about what you are
calling sample 1 and sample 2.

As the poster, it is your responsibility to do the work to bring out
what you feel is an inconsistency. The responders job is to figure out
the answer, not the question.

David Wilkinson
Visual C++ MVP

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