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Subject: Re: [std-proposals] Allowing access to object representations
From: Language Lawyer (language.lawyer_at_[hidden])
Date: 2019-08-17 18:46:11


On 18/08/2019 02:42, sdkrystian via Std-Proposals wrote:
> You're right, there wouldn't be unless I specified that the object representation is considered to be an array

Array of which type???

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> -------- Original message --------
> From: Language Lawyer via Std-Proposals <std-proposals_at_[hidden]>
> Date: 8/17/19 18:58 (GMT-05:00)
> To: std-proposals_at_[hidden]
> Cc: Language Lawyer <language.lawyer_at_[hidden]>
> Subject: Re: [std-proposals] Allowing access to object representations
>
> You propose:
> > Insert a new paragraph below [expr.reinterpret.cast] p6
> > A prvalue v of object pointer type "pointer to cv1 T1" pointing to an object a can be explicitly converted to an object pointer of a different type "pointer to cv2 T2", where cv2 is the same cv-qualification as, or greater cv-qualification than cv1, the result of which is defined as follows:
> > — f T1 is a contiguous-layout type and T2 is unsigned char, char or std::byte, the result is a pointer to the first element of the object representation of a.
>
> Is there much sense in specifying casts to `char` or `std::byte` as giving a pointer to the first element of the object representation?
> You won't be able to use it for pointer arithmetic.
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