[PATCH] Add __builtin_addressof

Eli Friedman eli.friedman at gmail.com
Wed Jul 10 19:08:25 PDT 2013

Forgot to add cfe-commits.

On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 7:07 PM, Eli Friedman <eli.friedman at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 10, 2013 at 5:40 PM, Richard Smith <richard at metafoo.co.uk> wrote:
>> The attached patch adds a __builtin_addressof, that performs the same
>> functionality as the built-in & operator (ignoring any overloaded
>> operator& for the type). The purpose of this builtin is for use in
>> std::addressof, to allow it to be made constexpr; the existing
>> implementation technique (reinterpret_cast to some reference type,
>> take address, reinterpert_cast back) does not permit this because
>> reinterpret_cast between reference types is not permitted in a
>> constant expression in C++11 onwards.
> Not really an objection, but why do we disallow reinterpret_casts in
> constant expressions in the first place?  It seems like it would be
> convenient functionality to have.
> Minor review comment: please commit moving CheckAddressOfOperand onto
> Sema in a separate patch.
> -Eli

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