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1288. Reference list initialization

Section: 9.4.5  [dcl.init.list]     Status: CD3     Submitter: Daniel Krügler     Date: 2011-04-06

[Voted into the WP at the February, 2012 meeting; moved to DR at the October, 2012 meeting.]

One might expect that in an example like

  int i;
  int & ir{i};

ir would bind directly to i. However, according to 9.4.5 [dcl.init.list] paragraph 3, this example creates a temporary of type int and binds the reference to that temporary:

Also, the “or reference” in the last bullet is dead code, as a reference initialization is always handled by the preceding bullet.

Proposed resolution (August, 2011):

Change 9.4.5 [dcl.init.list] paragraph 3 as follows: