In a 2008 post on his site, Herb Sutter states the following:
There is an active proposal to tighten this up further in C++0x and require null-termination and possibly ban copy-on-write implementations, for concurrency-related reasons. Here’s the paper: http://www.open-std.org/jtc1/sc22/wg21/docs/papers/2008/n2534.html . I think that one or both of the proposals in this paper is likely to be adopted, but we’ll see at the next meeting or two.
I know that C++11 now guarantees that the std::string contents get stored contiguously, but did they adopt the above in the final draft?
Will it now be safe to use something like