Non const lvalue references cannot be bound to an lvalue of different type

That is because a temporary can not bind to a non-const reference.

double &m = a;

a is of type int and is being converted to double. So a temporary is created. Same is the case for user-defined types as well.

Foo &obj = Foo(); // You will see the same error message.

But in Visual Studio, it works fine because of a compiler extension enabled by default. But GCC will complain.

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