Functional languages with pattern matching (sometimes?) have the possibility to ignore some bound values, but with C++17 structured bindings there seem to be no way to do that (std::ignore with structured bindings?). The advice is to use a dummy name, but then we'll get warnings about unused variables.
With the latest heads of both clang and gcc, this does the expected thing, which is nice and useful,
[[maybe_unused]] auto x =4 ; // fine, no warning
[[maybe_unused]] auto [a,dummyb,dummyc] = std::tuple<int,int,float>(1,1,1.0f);
but I would also have hoped this would work:
auto [g,[[maybe_unused]]dummyh,[[maybe_unused]]dymmyi] =
is there a specific reason attributes can not be used here? (in the standard as well as technically). Neither gcc or clang accepts this.
structured binding with [[maybe_unused]]
nr: #1 dodano: 2016-12-31 01:12
In the structure bindings paper:
they discuss their reasoning:
3.8 Should there be a way to explicitly ignore components?
The motivation would be to silence compiler warnings about unused names.
We think the answer should be “not yet.” This is not motivated by use
cases (silencing compiler warnings is a motivation, but it is not a
use case per se), and is best left until we can revisit this in the
context of a more general pattern matching proposal where this should
fall out as a special case.
Symmetry with std::tie would suggest using
something like a std::ignore:
auto [x, std::ignore, z] = f(); // NOT proposed: ignore second element
However, this feels awkward.
Anticipating pattern matching in the language
could suggest a wildcard like _ or *, but since we do not yet have
pattern matching it is premature to pick a syntax that we know will be
compatible. This is a pure extension that can wait to be considered
with pattern matching.
Although this does not explicitly address
[[maybe_unused]], I assume the reasoning might be the same. Stopping compiler warnings is not a use-case.