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From: Giovanni Piero Deretta (gpderetta_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-07-01 13:44:11

On Tue, Jul 1, 2008 at 6:57 PM, Eric Niebler <eric_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> David Abrahams wrote:
>> Eric Niebler wrote:
>>> David Abrahams wrote:
>>>> I don't suppose it's possible to forward lvalues and
>>>> const rvalues as lvalues, and mutable rvalues as rvalues? I haven't
>>>> thought of a way, but that would be as close to "perfect" as we might
>>>> expect to get in C++0x and it would be close enough for me :-)
>>> We would need 2^N overloads,
>> That's OK for small N
> boost::function and phoenix have argument limits of 10 by default. 2^10 is a
> big number. Can't wait for variadics and rvalue refs.

I use a wrapper that does perfect forwarding up to 5 arguments (and
all ref/all const ref for the remaining 10). I never needed more than
that and I do not think it has an important contribution to compile
time (that is, heavy lambda usage will kill compile time way more than

>>> and it would be unsound because it would
>>> incorrectly forward const rvalues as lvalues.
>> Can you show me an example of a "sound" function that treats a const
>> rvalue differently from an lvalue, please?
> fusion::make_vector(), for instance. It returns a fusion::vector<> where the
> members can be held by value or by reference. Getting it wrong can lead to
> dangling references. Proto has similar function objects that need to be
> careful about the lifetime of temporaries.

IMHO you can ever safely hold on a parameter by reference unless you
somehow explicitly decorate that parameter (with reference_wrapper for
example). I do not see how brute force forwarding or C++0x perfect
forwarding change anything. I should probably read again the thread
referenced by David Abrahams


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