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Page 9 of: Rvalue References Explained, by Thomas Becker   about me  

Rvalue References And Exceptions

Normally, when you develop software in C++, it is your choice whether you want to pay attention to exception safety, or to use exceptions at all in your code. Rvalue references are a bit different in this regard. When you overload the copy constructor and the copy assignment operator of a class for the sake of move semantics, it is very much recommended that you do the following:
  1. Strive to write your overloads in such a way that they cannot throw exceptions. That is often trivial, because move semantics typically do no more than exchange pointers and resource handles between two objects.
  2. If you succeeded in not throwing exceptions from your overloads, then make sure to advertise that fact using the new noexcept keyword.

If you don't do both of these things, then there is at least one very common situation where your move semantics will not be applied despite the fact that you would very much expect it: when an std::vector gets resized, you certainly want move semantics to happen when the existing elements of your vector are being relocated to the new memory block. But that won't happen unless both of 1. and 2. above are satisfied.

You don't really have to understand the reasons for this behavior. Observing the recommendations 1. and 2. above is easy enough, and it's all you really need to know. However, having an understanding that runs a little deeper than absolutely necessary has never hurt anybody. I recommend reading Item 14 (and all the other items, for that matter) of Scott Meyers' book “Effective Modern C++.”