RFR (2nd round) 8071627: Code refactoring to override == operator of Symbol*

John Rose john.r.rose at oracle.com
Thu May 28 08:26:29 UTC 2015

On May 27, 2015, at 10:02 AM, Coleen Phillimore <coleen.phillimore at oracle.com> wrote:
> One note about methodHandles.   Since they have nontrivial copy constructors, they should be passed as const references to prevent copy constructor calls.

I would love to have a robust enough C++ linter to be able to issue and check for rules like, "this type should not implicitly call its copy constructor".  I know some of those "gotchas" can be defended against using new C++11 features ("explicit"), but by no means all of them.  Linting for Symbol*::operator== is one of them that will never (?) be supported by the core language.

— John

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