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[Accepted as a DR at the March, 2018 (Jacksonville) meeting.]
In the following example,
const T a; T b; false ? a : std::move(b);
the most appropriate result would seem to be that the expression is an lvalue of type const T that refers to either a or b. However, because 7.6.16 [expr.cond] bullet 4.1 requires that the conversion bind directly to an lvalue, while std::move(b) is an xvalue, the result is a const T temporary copy-initialized from std::move(b).
Proposed resolution (November, 2017)
Change 7.6.16 [expr.cond] bullet 4.1 as follows:
Attempts are made to form an implicit conversion sequence from an operand expression E1 of type T1 to a target type related to the type T2 of the operand expression E2 as follows:
If E2 is an lvalue, the target type is “lvalue reference to T2”, subject to the constraint that in the conversion the reference must bind directly (9.4.4 [dcl.init.ref]) to