Subject: [std-proposals] const && and for( : ) loop
From: Ryan P. Nicholl (rnicholl_at_[hidden])
Date: 2021-02-02 17:31:27
I'd like to suggest a meaningful designation for const &&..
Consider for example, the value pointed to by a std::shared_ptr, which might be a shared state and therefore immutable, but if you have an rvalue shared_ptr, it might be temporary and therefore destroyed at the end of the current context. Thus, T const &&, a temporary value which may not be modified, might have some meaning.
Currently for ( : ) loop doesn't extend lifetime of T&&. I suggest, first, if the evaluation expression of for ( : ) results in T && type, then all temporaries in the object to be iterated upon are extended in lifetime until the end of the loop body.
This would give some meaning to T const &&, since it would designate a temporary which may not be modified. (getting const overloads to the iterator values and such) while extending the lifetime of the shared pointer throughout the life of the loop body.
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