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From: Thorsten Ottosen (thorsten.ottosen_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-05-25 10:55:20

Paul A Bristow wrote:

> | [mailto:boost-bounces_at_[hidden]] On Behalf Of Thorsten Ottosen

> | > array<int,4> a = list_of(1)(2)(3).to_array( a ); // compiles fine
> | > array<int,4, true> a(1,2,3); // doesn't compile
> |
> | Note that the former zero-initializes the remaining elements.
> This is exactly what is NOT wanted.
> Although zeros are slightly better than a random not-initialised value, it
> is far, far better to get a compile time message when clearly one meant to
> initialize all the elements.
> This is a fundamental mistake in C philosophy IMO.
> It you want an array un-initialized, one should have say so very
> specifically.

OK, I see what you mean.

I would be quite easy for me to let

   array<int, 5> = cref_list_of<6>(...);

give a compile error if the dimensions did not match.

It can also be done for list_of(), but it is much harder.

Should I put this in the cvs for ref_list_of() and cref_list_of()?


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