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Subject: Re: [std-proposals] Attribute view
From: Andrew Tomazos (andrewtomazos_at_[hidden])
Date: 2019-12-19 13:35:09

On Thu, Dec 19, 2019 at 2:22 PM Ville Voutilainen <
ville.voutilainen_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> On Thu, 19 Dec 2019 at 21:09, Andrew Tomazos via Std-Proposals
> <std-proposals_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> >
> > I think this is a problem worth solving. Its against a C++ design
> principle that built-in references (like const std;:string&) have the
> lifetime extension feature, whereas user-defined reference-like classes
> (like std::string_view) do not. In particular, this is one the arguments
> against migrating from const std::string& to std::string_view.
> >
> > I encourage you to submit a proposal for C++23:
> https://isocpp.org/std/submit-a-proposal
> We already have one:
> http://open-std.org/JTC1/SC22/WG21/docs/papers/2019/p1179r1.pdf

That's interesting Ville, thanks - but (correct me if I am mistaken) I
think what Herb is suggesting are tools to better diagnose a "dangling"
std::string_view. I think what the OP is proposing is a core language
feature that makes std::string_view lifetime-extend its referent (like
const std::string& does).

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