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1578. Value-initialization of aggregates

Section: 9.4  [dcl.init]     Status: NAD     Submitter: Alisdair Meredith     Date: 2012-10-21

The resolution of issue 1301 changed the status of T{}, where T is an aggregate, from being value-initialization to being aggregate initialization. This change breaks the description of DefaultConstructible in [utility.arg.requirements] Table 19. LWG has opened an issue for this (2170) but would like CWG to consider a core approach that would categorize T{} as value initialization, even when T is an aggregate.

Rationale (April, 2013):

There is a distinction in the core language between aggregate initialization and value initialization. For example, a class with a deleted default constructor can be list-initialized via aggregate initialization but not value-initialized.