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1565. Copy elision and lifetime of initializer_list underlying array

Section: 9.4.5  [dcl.init.list]     Status: NAD     Submitter: Steve Adamczyk     Date: 2012-10-10

If an initializer_list object is copied and the copy is elided, is the lifetime of the underlying array object extended? E.g.,

  void f() {
    std::initializer_list<int> L =
        std::initializer_list<int>{1, 2, 3}; // Lifetime of array extended?

The current wording is not clear.

(See also issue 1299.)

Notes from the October, 2012 meeting:

The consensus of CWG was that the behavior should be the same, regardless of whether the copy is elided or not.

Rationale (November, 2016):

With the adoption of paper P0135R1, there is no longer any copy in this example to be elided.