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The constexpr specifier for object definitions

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Alex Gilding
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Abstract

C++ has supported translation-time definition of first-class named constants for over ten years, while C, for all types besides int, is still limited to using second-class language features, in particular macros, during translation. This puts C at a significant disadvantage in terms of being able to share the same features between runtime and translation, and in being able to assert truths about the program during translation rather than waiting to assert in a runtime debug build.
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hal-03799921 , version 1 (06-10-2022)

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Attribution - CC BY 4.0

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Alex Gilding, Jens Gustedt. The constexpr specifier for object definitions. [Research Report] N3018, ISO JCT1/SC22/WG14. 2022. ⟨hal-03799921⟩
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