Re: The real problem with allowing build-in rvalue reference to be modified, Was: (N2118)Rvalue reference may create a loophole in the type system

Peter Dimov <>
Mon, 23 Jul 2007 23:01:13 CST
On Jul 23, 10:41 am, wrote:

Suppose you wrote this code some day:

int num = ...;
. // several lines of code that's long enough to push the above line
outside your sight
int&& r = num;

This line makes no sense in any context. You simply should not have
written it. Any cursory code review will catch it.

The more interesting example is

void f( int&& r );

f( num );

where you later change the type of num to double. Yes, it's error
prone. It is your choice as a designer of f to make its interface
error-prone or not. We could have banned implicit conversions with a
rvalue ref target (I remember raising the issue once or twice), but we
didn't, and I don't consider it a big problem. Rvalue refs are sharp
by their nature and there are many ways to cut oneself.

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