Reference Collapsing Rules

The first of the remaining two rules for rvalue references affects old-style lvalue references as well. Recall that in pre-C++11, it was not allowed to take a reference to a reference: something like A& & would cause a compile error. C++11, by contrast, introduces the following reference collapsing rules:

  • A& & becomes A&
  • A& && becomes A&
  • A&& & becomes A&
  • A&& && becomes A&&

[1] – Rvalue References Explained, by Thomas Becker.

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