The State of the Language: An Interview with Bjarne Stroustrup – “rvalue references are very much a “technical extension” meant to be invisible to 99.9 percent of programmers. Their main effect will be some speedup in the implementation of common containers (e.g. vector) and algorithms” That would be true if C++ programmers used some common containers and facilities, but as every C++ project has at least 3 string classes and 3 non-stl containers, rvalue references will show up a lot more than expected.
Also, they’ll create huge amounts of macho code points for all those C++ programmers who have already mastered the wonderful, useless world of compile-time template meta-programming!
EDN Access–09.01.97 Going toastal – “With a computer, our customers can load the bread the night before, program a finish time, and get a perfect slice of toast when they awaken.”