On 10/18/2016 07:51 PM, Jonathan M Davis via Digitalmars-d wrote:
Andrei decided ages ago that he didn't think that having const ref take
rvalues was a good idea and that he doesn't think that it's a big deal. I
don't recall whether Walter has said much on the issue, but AFAIK, he hasn't
said anything to contradict that, and Andrei has been very vocal about how
rvalue references were a horrible mistake in C++ and that he doesn't want to
see anything of the sort in D.


It would be great if we had detailed rationale articles for these non-obvious decisions.

First, so that people get a nice prepared answer for why D is different. I can't confidently spell out why D doesn't allow passing an rvalues in a const ref parameter, and I suspect that only Andrei really can.

Second, so that the decision can be attacked argumentatively. Walter and Andrei have been mistaken before, just like everyone else. It wouldn't surprise me if some variation of the feature was feasible, but it's hard to even think in that direction when the reasons against it are buried and scattered around in newsgroup discussions.

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