[rust-dev] Newbie questions about memory management

Lucian Branescu lucian.branescu at gmail.com
Sun Dec 30 12:56:28 PST 2012

Would it be possible to have a more general mechanism for creating and
relinquishing objects? The rvalue trick seems obscure and only
situationally useful.
On 30 Dec 2012 20:52, "Patrick Walton" <pwalton at mozilla.com> wrote:

> 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.
> Patrick
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