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Subject: Re: [boost] Proposal regarding "boost::add_const".
From: John Maddock (boost.regex_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-05-23 12:17:11

> First of all, this is my first boost posting, and as all I could find on
> "" told my to post my
> proposal to this address, I did so (despite of being astonished, that
> there does not seem to be a directory of subgroups to browse.).
> However, at least on MSVC 9 as well as on ICL 11 there exists the
> problem, that the "BOOST_MPL_ASSERT" terms in the attached
> "consten.rar\consten\consten.cpp" do fail for "boost::add_const" but not
> for "consten", meaning, that "boost::add_const" was not capable to add
> constness to reference-types, which "consten" is.
> Hence my proposal is, to create a service-pack to "boost::add_const"
> based on "consten" and similarly to all other affected traits, such as
> "boost::add_volatile" and the like.

That's not how add_const is supposed to work - it's supposed to be the same
as "T const" (where that is allowed) and if T is a reference type U&, then
the result is still U&. If you want add_const to work as you suggest then
you would need to compose the type_traits as follows:


HTH, John.

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