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From: Jeremy Siek (jsiek_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-10-29 16:23:44

Hi Kevin,

That definition of Copy Constructible came straight from the C++ std, and
as a matter of fact, Doug Gregor voiced this same complaint to the C++ std
committee last week. If you care about this, talk to Doug and look into
posting a defect report.


On Tue, 29 Oct 2002, Kevin S. Van Horn wrote:
Kevin.> Why are requirements about the address operator (&) included in
Kevin.> the CopyConstructible concept at
Kevin.> This
Kevin.> strikes me as an error of taxonomy, as there is no essential
Kevin.> reason why the two issues belong together. There are many
Kevin.> algorithms that require one to be able to copy values, but don't
Kevin.> care about taking addresses, and we have boost::addressof()
Kevin.> anyway.

 Jeremy Siek
 Ph.D. Student, Indiana Univ. B'ton email: jsiek_at_[hidden]
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