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CPP12 — semantics of valuetype _downcast operation unclear

  • Key: CPP12-6
  • Legacy Issue Number: 4270
  • Status: closed  
  • Source: Floorboard Software ( Jonathan Biggar)
  • Summary:

    The definition of the _downcast operation generated for valuetypes is
    unclear about whether it increments the reference count of the valuetype
    before returning the downcasted pointer. I assume by the fact that it
    is called _downcast rather than _narrow that it should not increment the
    reference count.


    Add the following text to the end of the last paragraph in 1.17.3:

    "The _downcast function does not increment the reference count of the

  • Reported: CPP 1.1 — Fri, 13 Apr 2001 04:00 GMT
  • Disposition: Resolved — CPP 1.2
  • Disposition Summary:

    Add the proposed text

  • Updated: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 20:57 GMT