# bugprone-fold-init-type¶

The check flags type mismatches in folds like std::accumulate that might result in loss of precision. std::accumulate folds an input range into an initial value using the type of the latter, with operator+ by default. This can cause loss of precision through:

• Truncation: The following code uses a floating point range and an int initial value, so trucation wil happen at every application of operator+ and the result will be 0, which might not be what the user expected.
auto a = {0.5f, 0.5f, 0.5f, 0.5f};
return std::accumulate(std::begin(a), std::end(a), 0);

• Overflow: The following code also returns 0.
auto a = {65536LL * 65536 * 65536};
return std::accumulate(std::begin(a), std::end(a), 0);