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[Bug c++/29348] Ambiguous warning with -Weffc++

------- Comment #2 from federico dot carminati at cern dot ch  2006-10-05 05:10 -------
Subject: Re:  Ambiguous warning with -Weffc++

First of all a user can implement the correct behaviour, evaluating  
just the first member and returning if true, continuing if false.  
Second, the compiler tells me that I am evaluating the two members  
when it has no way to tell this just by looking at the declaration of  
the operator. So the warning is at best not justified when referring  
only to the declaration, at worst wrong.

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On 5 Oct 2006, at 06:31, pinskia at gcc dot gnu dot org wrote:

> ------- Comment #1 from pinskia at gcc dot gnu dot org  2006-10-05  
> 04:31 -------
> effcpp01.cxx:3: warning: user-defined 'a a::operator||(const a&)'  
> always
> evaluates both arguments
> I don't see why this is ambiguous.  Because normally || is short  
> ciruting in
> that if the left hand side is true the other side is not  
> evaluated.  And it is
> has nothing to do with optimization but rather correct behavior.
> so with user defined operator||, you have to evaluate both sides  
> which is
> different than the default behavior which then could cause  
> different behavior.
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