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2023-01-15


1295. Binding a reference to an rvalue bit-field

Section: 9.4.4  [dcl.init.ref]     Status: CD3     Submitter: Nikolay Ivchenkov     Date: 2011-04-14

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

Consider the following example:

  struct X {
    unsigned bitfield : 4;
  };
  int main() {
    X x = { 1 };
    unsigned const &ref = static_cast<X &&>(x).bitfield;
  }

According to 9.4.4 [dcl.init.ref] paragraph 5, ref is bound to the bit-field xvalue.

Proposed resolution (August, 2011):

Change the indicated sub-bullet of 9.4.4 [dcl.init.ref] paragraph 5 as follows: