Re: Reference to void

"James Kanze" <>
2 Nov 2006 06:33:07 -0500
Gennaro Prota wrote:

On 1 Nov 2006 11:30:06 -0500, James Kanze wrote:

So a conforming compiler should treat it as an error? Then its
probably a bug with VC 2005 because the following lines:

int j = 23;
int& const i = j;


warning C4227: anachronism used : qualifiers on reference are ignored

Which is fine if they document this as a diagnostic. [...]
(FWIW: Sun has used the "anachronism" message for years.)

Does this mean that it was legal to cv-qualify a reference at some
point in the C++ history? :-O

Maybe. For some compilers. I can't remember ever having tried
it, and at any rate, I've not used every compiler which ever
existed, so I can't say.

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