C++ and Beyond 2012: Scott Meyers - Universal References in C++11
- Posted: Oct 09, 2012 at 6:00AM
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Scott Meyers presents "Universal References in C++11". This was filmed at C++ and Beyond 2012. This is the full session in all of its splendor. Huge thanks to Scott for allowing C9 to provide this excellent C++11 content to the world.
From Scott's recently published article in the October 2012 edition of ACCU's Overload:
Given that rvalue references are declared using "&&", it seems reasonable to assume that the presence of "&&" in a type declaration indicates an rvalue reference. That is not the case:
Widget&& var1 = someWidget; // here, "&&" means rvalue reference auto&& var2 = var1; // here, "&&" does not mean rvalue reference template<typename T> void f(std::vector<T>&& param); // here, "&&" means rvalue reference template<typename T> void f(T&& param); // here, "&&" does not mean rvalue reference
In this article, I describe the two meanings of "&&" in type declarations, explain how to tell them apart, and introduce new terminology that makes it possible to unambiguously communicate which meaning of "&&" is intended. Distinguishing the different meanings is important, because if you think "rvalue reference" whenever you see "&&" in a type declaration, you'll misread a lot of C++11 code.
Tune in. Scott's an incredible presenter and it's well worth your time to both read his article and watch his presentation on the subject. Great stuff!