C++: member rvalue references are initialized with erroneous copies in constructor initializer list - by to.g

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ID 681998 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 0
Opened 7/29/2011 4:49:52 AM
Access Restriction Public
Moderator Decision Sent to Engineering Team for consideration

Description

Suppose we have a class with a member that holds an rvalue reference, and we want to initialize it in the initializer list of the constructor: 

template< class A >
struct Foo {
	A&& a;
	Foo( A&& a_ ): a( std::forward<A>(a_) ) {}
};

If the type "A" is int, a local copy of the (referenced int of the) constructor argument "a_" is created and the reference "a" points to this local copy. However, the member "a" really should reference the original value that was referenced by a_.

This leads to problems if the address and lifetime of the reference is important.

Note that the local copy only seems to be created in the constructor's initializer list. For example, "A&& a(std::forward<A>(a_))" does not create a copy. There also seems to be no local copy if the type "A" is user defined (see below).
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Posted by Jonathan [MSFT] on 8/13/2011 at 6:29 PM
Hi: this bug has been fixed and the fix will show up in a future release of Visual C++.

Thanks
Jonathan Caves
Visual C++ Compiler Team
Posted by MS-Moderator08 [Feedback Moderator] on 7/31/2011 at 7:50 PM
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Posted by MS-Moderator01 on 7/29/2011 at 5:50 AM
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