[rust-dev] Newbie questions about memory management

Patrick Walton pwalton at mozilla.com
Sun Dec 30 12:52:04 PST 2012

On 12/30/12 12:50 PM, Colin Fleming wrote:
> Great, thanks for the clarifications, Niko, that helps a lot. I think
> I'll probably use the borrowed pointer notation.
> I'm assuming that the compiler optimisation you describe works for any
> function returning an rvalue, not just for something that looks like a
> constructor (i.e. functions called "new" are not special in any way)?

Yep. C++-style return value optimization is part of Rust's ABI and 
mandated by the language.


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