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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-07-29 15:13:07

on Tue Jul 29 2008, Steven Watanabe <> wrote:

>> It's
>> the same with regular empty objects: you have to make sure you do not
>> access them.
> No it isn't the same. There are some operations that ought to be
> valid for any object, regardless of whether it is empty or not.
> In particular if an type supports assignment, it should /always/
> be safe to assign a new value to to an object of that type.

Technically, in general, anything moved-from only needs to be in a
destructible (and not assignable) state. However, a library can impose
whatever additional requirements it wants to, and that the object needs
to be assignable is certainly a reasonable (and useful) one.

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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