From: Kevlin Henney (kevlin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2003-04-17 03:46:54
In article <b7la7k$nci$1_at_[hidden]>, Lucas Galfaso
>"Kevlin Henney" <kevlin_at_[hidden]> wrote in message
>> > const T & ref;
>> >means that the data type referred to by ref is constant (i.e. you cannot
>> >modify its internal state).
>> > T & const ref;
>> >means that the *reference* is constant.
>> > const T & const ref;
>> >both reference and data type are constant.
>> The fundamental difference is that  is legal and both  and  are
>> illegal: you cannot cv-qualify a reference.
> IS legal as is equivalent to 
No, exactly. The standard is quite clear on this [8.3.2/1]. If you are
still convinced you are right, I suggest pursuing this topic on
comp.std.c++ rather than on Boost.
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