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copy constructor of std::auto_ptr<>

Pete Becker
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Noah Roberts wrote:
> Alf P. Steinbach wrote:
>> * Salt_Peter:
>>> copy ctors aren't called, they are invoked.

>> The C++ standard mostly uses the term "called". In a few places it uses
>> the term "invoked". There's no inherent difference in meaning, but no
>> matter whether "call" or "invoked" is used, there are several different
>> possible meanings, and the one that applies depends on the context.

> Uh oh..not this one again
> Actually the future standard is going to have a very specific
> definition of invoke. See section 3 in TR1.

That's INVOKE, not invoke. C++ is case sensitive. INVOKE and INVOKE_R
are used to describe the effects of a function call operator applied to
any of the four callable types defined in TR1. They don't affect the
meaning of the English word 'invoke'.


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