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755. Generalized lambda-captures

Section:  [expr.prim.lambda.capture]     Status: CD3     Submitter: John Freeman     Date: 11 December, 2008

In the current specification of lambda expressions, a name appearing in a lambda-capture must refer to a local variable or reference with automatic storage duration (7.5.5 [expr.prim.lambda] paragraph 3). This restriction seems unnecessary and possibly confusing.

One possibility would be to extend the syntax of the lambda-capture to be something like

v = expr

with the meaning that the closure object would have a member named v initialized with the value expr. With this extension, the current syntax could be viewed as an abbreviation for

v = v

Rationale, March, 2009:

This idea was discussed and rejected by the EWG.

This issue was addressed by the adoption of N3648, adopted at the April, 2013 (Bristol) meeting.