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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-10-12 13:33:08

Terje Slettebø <tslettebo_at_[hidden]> writes:

> Again, Howard's reply shows convincingly that the RVO might in fact be
> prevented using the above code. However, according to Daniel's proposal, if
> a compiler implements NRVO, then the following might be optimised:
> friend T operator+( const T& lhs, const T& rhs )
> {
> T nrv( lhs );
> nrv += rhs;
> return nrv;
> }
> A note, also to Andrei's reply: I only asked why it's not done this way, for
> the points I brought up. I didn't say it should be done this way. The
> replies I got, that operating on a non-const may be useful, and that the
> above code may prevent optimisation, seems reasonable to me.

I agree.

> It's also good that this was brought up, as these points apparently
> were not well known.

I agree again. So thanks again for bringing it up!

           David Abrahams * Boost Consulting
dave_at_[hidden] *

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