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Moved-from optional

When an optional object that contains a value is moved from (is a source of move constructor or assignment) it still contains a value and its contained value is left in a moved-from state. This can be illustrated with the following example.

optional<std::unique_ptr<int>> opi {std::make_unique<int>(1)};
optional<std::unique_ptr<int>> opj = std::move(opi);
assert (opi);
assert (*opi == nullptr);

Quite a lot of people expect that when an object that contains a value is moved from, its contained value should be destroyed. This is not so, for performance reasons. Current semantics allow the implementation of boost::optional<T> to be trivially copyable when T is trivial.


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