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Re: Explicit alias template specialization

From: Matheus Izvekov <mizvekov_at_[hidden]>
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2021 22:42:29 +0100
On Fri, Nov 19, 2021, 17:57 Arthur O'Dwyer via Std-Proposals <
std-proposals_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> To be fair, I assume that Matheus is talking only about the "true names"
> of the types — like, the ones that contribute to mangling. (Do we have a
> standardese term for "true names"? I've never been aware of one.)

The concept I am familiar with here is the 'as-written' type. They mostly,
in the C++ world, only have meaning to the programmer, not to the program,
with a few exceptions, like alignment attributes attached to typedefs.

The problem is that C++ has a lot of constraints that make it difficult to
preserve the 'as-written' type on the implementation level, so trying to
assign (program) semantics to them means all implementers must make the
high effort of supporting this.

Objective-C on the other hand has a lot of cases where typedefs have
meaning (things like for example NSInteger), and that is one reason
why when they are combined in Objective-C++, this is much more additive
than multiplicative.

Received on 2021-11-19 15:42:43