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Re: [lmi] Define special member functions inline?

From: Vadim Zeitlin
Subject: Re: [lmi] Define special member functions inline?
Date: Mon, 6 Mar 2017 15:59:20 +0100

On Mon, 6 Mar 2017 12:30:35 +0000 Greg Chicares <address@hidden> wrote:

GC> On 2017-03-06 10:41, Greg Chicares wrote:
GC> > 
GC> > Okay, then our guideline so far is
GC> >   Write explicitly-defaulted special member functions inline, in the
GC> >   class definition.
GC> > with the rationale that
GC> >   This makes the code clearer, and lets the compiler optimize better.
GC> > [plain text because I don't know '.md']
GC> Exceptions: Sometimes it is not possible to define a destructor inside
GC> the class definition, because, e.g.:
GC>  * it is pure virtual and cannot be defined at the point of declaration
GC>  * the class has smart-pointer members of forward-declared types
GC> In such cases, define the destructor out of line in the '.cpp' file.

 FYI: I've added this to my local style file, please see


for the (few) rules I have so far.


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