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Re: explicit class

From: Thiago Macieira <thiago_at_[hidden]>
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2019 07:55:34 -0800
On Monday, 11 November 2019 23:54:06 PST Andrey Semashev via Std-Proposals
> > As to the destructor, my answer is yes. Consider a class that holds
> > global state for a non-terminating process. We would certainly want the
> > developer to consider what should happen if the object somehow gets
> > destroyed! The explicit keyword would force such thinking.
> People normally don't write a program that never terminates. You have to
> have some condition upon which you terminate. At least, on user input or
> a signal.

Also, the compiler doesn't know the process never terminates. If the variable
has static, thread or automatic scope, the compiler needs to generate the
destruction code.

Thiago Macieira - thiago (AT) macieira.info - thiago (AT) kde.org
   Software Architect - Intel System Software Products

Received on 2019-11-12 09:57:56