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Re: [std-proposals] New function attribute [[nodiscard_scope]]

From: Andrew Tomazos <andrewtomazos_at_[hidden]>
Date: Fri, 30 Jun 2023 17:28:13 +1000
On Fri, Jun 30, 2023 at 5:19 PM Frederick Virchanza Gotham via
Std-Proposals <std-proposals_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> With regard to terminology, I think many people including myself
> define the word 'object' as a synonym for 'variable'

"Object" and "variable" are not synonyms:

> A variable is introduced by the declaration of a reference other than a
non-static data member or of an object. The variable's name, if any,
denotes the reference or object.


* A variable has a declaration and a name.

* It's name denotes either an object or a reference.

* You can have objects that are not denoted by any variable names:


* You can have variables that do not denote an object:

    int& r = /*...*/;

I suggest studying [basic] from the standard here:

Received on 2023-06-30 07:28:25