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356. Wording of behavior of generated copy constructor for scalar members

Section:  [class.copy.ctor]     Status: NAD     Submitter: Steve Clamage     Date: 25 May 2002

Section [class.copy.ctor] paragraph 8 says the compiler-generated copy constructor copies scalar elements via the built-in assignment operator. Seems inconsistent. Why not the built-in initialization?

Notes from October 2002 meeting:

The Core Working Group believes this should not be changed. The standard already mentions built-in operators and the assignment operator does clearly define what must be done for scalar types. There is currently no concept of built-in initialization.