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Re: [std-proposals] Copy-construct, move-construct, and PR-construct

From: Breno Guimarães <brenorg_at_[hidden]>
Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2023 15:15:21 -0300
It wouldn't be the first epicycle on top of epicycle to make C++ work, but
I won't defend that idea.

I agree with you that it's much better to let some code run on the pr value.
return std::mutex() |> [] (std::mutex& m) { m.lock(); };

Best Regards,
Breno G.

On Wed, Aug 23, 2023 at 2:03 PM Arthur O'Dwyer <arthur.j.odwyer_at_[hidden]>

> On Wed, Aug 23, 2023 at 8:01 AM Breno Guimarães <brenorg_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> Perhaps a fair addition to the language is to allow RVO with slicing iff
>> sizeof(Base) == sizeof(Derived):
>> struct LockedMutex : public std::mutex {
>> LockedMutex() { lock(); }
>> };
>> std::mutex getLockedMutex() { return LockedMutex(); } // Hey, why not?
> You'd have to explain whose destructor that code runs, and why.
> struct Animal { ~Animal(); };
> struct Cat : Animal { ~Cat(); };
> Animal getAnimal() { Cat c; return c; }
> int main() { Animal a = getAnimal(); }
> Today this calls Cat(), Animal(Cat&&), ~Cat(), ~Animal().
> I think you're proposing it would run Cat(), ~Animal(). Which is
> mismatched.
> Or else this particular variation wouldn't compile — maybe we say "okay,
> in order to trigger the feature we must have sizeof(Base) ==
> sizeof(Derived) *and* Derived has no non-defaulted destructor, and
> Derived has no non-inherited data members, and Derived has no direct bases
> other than Base, ..." But that's epicycles on top of epicycles, which is
> never a good sign. And even once the physical stuff works, we'll still have
> to explain to the object model why it's okay to construct a Cat and destroy
> only an Animal. (Admittedly the object model already has trouble with NRVO,
> so maybe this doesn't really make it worse. But it certainly doesn't
> *help*.)
> ("... and Derived is not polymorphic; and overload resolution on
> Base(Derived&&) finds some move constructor of Base, not anything else ...")
> I'd rather have a feature designed to play well with the object model (a
> feature that lets me somehow "run code on a prvalue-in-flight", or simply
> mark a return statement to "force NRVO") than a physical hack like that.
> (And I think the majority of EWG would agree, if such a hack ever actually
> reached a vote: I think ultimately it wouldn't stand any real chance.)
> my $.02,
> –Arthur

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