I'm not convinced with the `no_unique_address` example. As any other attribute, it's optional and doesn't affect the meaning of the program. It sounds like an error to write a code which relies on an observable behavior change caused by any attribute. P1774R8 also discussed a bit about potential observable changes caused by `[[assume]]`.
With such a feature, should we introduce a set of attributes which can and cannot be required? Like, is it legal to write `[[!nodiscard]]`?
Maybe there's a space for a similar mechanism in the language but I would not call it "required attributes" because it's just contradictory to the current meaning of attributes.

On Thu, May 4, 2023 at 11:29 AM Bo Persson via Std-Proposals <std-proposals@lists.isocpp.org> wrote:
On 2023-05-04 at 09:47, Lauri Vasama via Std-Proposals wrote:
> Floating an idea i've been toying around with for a while concerning a
> new syntax for attributes with observable effects on program behaviour.
>
> https://vasama.github.io/wg21/Dxxx1 <https://vasama.github.io/wg21/Dxxx1>
>
>

Don't see that an exclamation mark is a good choice for "required", as
it elsewhere means "not".

Like [[packed]] is optional, but [[!packed]] should be required packing.
To me it look more like unpacked.



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