Re: Is there a proposal to fix the operator[] (rvalue/lvalue issues)??

"peter koch" <>
Thu, 17 Aug 2006 07:42:35 CST
SuperKoko wrote: wrote:

I made the following function to access a map elements to simulate the
operator[] in a const map

template<typename MapType>
const MapType::value_type::second_type get(const MapType map, const
MapType::value_type::first_type value) {
    MapType::const_iterator it = map.find(value);
    if( it == map.end() ) return MapType::value_type::second_type();
    return *it;

Your code seems incorrect : the typename keyword is mandatory for
accessing MapType::value_type::second_type and
MapType::value_type::first_type (dependent names), and you pass map by
value (very inefficient).

If the std::map<>::operator[] could be used as an rvalue, it could have
the above implementation

But... std::map<>::operator[] CAN be used as an rvalue (it can even be
used as an lvalue).

What do you think?

I don't see your point. Could you be more specific.

Perhaps Jose thought that operator[] could simply return a
value_type::first_type in those situations where the result is used as
a rvalue. This can not be done since there is no overload on
Another interpretation is how operator[] works on constant maps:

#include <map>
int main()
  const map<int,int> test;
  return test[0];

Is this program ill-formed or will it return 0? I havent got the
standard in my hands, but my implementation tells me it is ill-formed.
But my gut feeling is that this should be well-formed and legal.
(Well... why shouldn't it?)


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