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[Voted into the WP at the November, 2010 meeting.]N3092 comment FI 6
Although 188.8.131.52 [namespace.unnamed] states that the use of the static keyword for declaring variables in namespace scope is deprecated because the unnamed namespace provides a superior alternative, it is unlikely that the feature will be removed at any point in the foreseeable future, especially in light of C compatibility concerns. The Committee should consider removing the deprecation.
Proposed resolution (August, 2010):
Delete 184.108.40.206 [namespace.unnamed] paragraph 2:
The use of the static keyword is deprecated when declaring variables in a namespace scope (see annex Clause Annex D [depr]); the unnamed-namespace provides a superior alternative.
Delete _N3225_.D.2 [depr.static]:
D.2 static keyword [depr.static]
The use of the static keyword is deprecated when declaring objects in namespace scope (see 6.4.6 [basic.scope.namespace]).