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1036. Alignment attribute in an exception-declaration

Section: 9.12.2  [dcl.align]     Status: C++11     Submitter: Daveed Vandevoorde     Date: 2010-02-26

[Voted into the WP at the November, 2010 meeting.]

The Standard explicitly bans alignment attributes for function parameters (9.12.2 [dcl.align] paragraph 1), but it is silent regarding the “parameter” of an exception handler. This should be clarified one way or the other.

Proposed resolution (October, 2010):

Change 9.12.2 [dcl.align] paragraph 1 as follows:

...The attribute may be followed by an ellipsis. The attribute may be applied to a variable that is neither a function parameter nor declared with the register storage class specifier and to a class data member that is not a bit-field or to a class data member, but it shall not be applied to a bit-field, a function parameter, the formal parameter of a catch clause (14.4 [except.handle]), or a variable declared with the register storage class specifier. The attribute may also be applied to the declaration of a class or enumeration type.