From: Michael Marcin (mike_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-12-04 18:46:15
Michael Fawcett wrote:
> On 12/1/06, Michael Marcin <mmarcin_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> If I were to write:
>> float4 red( 1, 0, 0, 1 );
>> glColor4fv( (float*)&red ); // make color red
>> glColor4fv( (float*)&red.xxxw() ); // make color white
>> would this work? I'm guessing red would and white would not.
> In another posting it was pointed out that taking the address of a
> function's return is generally not done for specifically this reason
> (among others). Should there be any effort to solve this or just
> leave the swizzle functions as is?
> We could put a static assert in the address-of operator for when the
> underlying types are references...but again, I think there is
> precedent in coding guidelines to not do:
> &red.xxxw(); // taking the address of a temporary
> int add(int lhs, int rhs)
> int result = lhs + rhs;
> return result;
> int *p = &add(5, 5);
> This has never been expected to work. IMHO I don't think the swizzle
> functions should be expected to behave any differently.
How about red.xxxw().data()?
- Michael Marcin
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