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Subject: Re: [boost] [optional] Thoughts on disallowing assignment for wrapped references.
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-09-02 14:10:01

Mostafa wrote:
> On Wed, 31 Aug 2011 22:13:30 -0700, Nevin Liber
> <nevin_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> > On 31 August 2011 16:13, Mostafa
> > <mostafa_working_away_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Ahh, I disagree with that. IMO, if maybereff was not bound at
> construction time, then it should always remain
> "uninitialized".

If the only way to make a non-empty optional<T&> is to construct it from a reference, then it couldn't be used, for example, as a function return type.

Rob Stewart robert.stewart_at_[hidden]
Software Engineer using std::disclaimer;
Dev Tools & Components
Susquehanna International Group, LLP


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