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From: Douglas Gregor (gregod_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-01-23 10:08:00

On Thursday 22 January 2004 08:59 am, Peter Dimov wrote:
> Time will tell. At the moment, it seems to me that ref(x) == ref(y) means
> &x == &y (at least in bind() context).


> >>> Whatever we do, I do not want reference_wrapper to have its own
> >>> operator==.
> >>
> >> Sounds reasonable, although such an operator== doing a pointer
> >> comparison is the technically trivial thing to do here.
> >
> > Right, but it changes the semantics of reference_wrapper<T> because
> > the underlying operator== can be found through implicit conversion to
> > T&.
> Yes, you are right. But there's a corner case here, too. If the underlying
> operator== relies on a user-defined conversion, it won't be found. I'm not
> sure this is a bad thing. :-)

I'm okay with that.


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