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Subject: Should the constructor of std::reference_wrapper be explicit?
From: Vladimir Grigoriev (vlad.moscow_at_[hidden])
Date: 2021-03-26 13:32:43

Consider the following code snippet.
    int x = 10;
    std::reference_wrapper<int> rx( x );
    std::swap( rx, x );
The compiler will issue an error because either rx can be implicitly converted to the type int or x can be implicitly converted to the type std::reference_wrapper<int>.
So a pair of questions are arising.
Should the constructor of the class template std::reference_wrapper be explicit?
What is the reason that the constructor is implicit? Is that so necessary?
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