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1260. Incorrect use of term “overloaded” in description of odr-use

Section: 6.3  [basic.def.odr]     Status: CD3     Submitter: Nikolay Ivchenkov     Date: 2011-03-11

[Voted into the WP at the February, 2012 meeting; moved to DR at the October, 2012 meeting.]

The current wording of 6.3 [basic.def.odr] paragraph 2 uses the term “overloaded” differently from its definition in Clause 12 [over] paragraph 1. For example, names found by argument-dependent lookup are not “overloaded” if they are not declared in the same scope. The phrasing should be reconciled between the two sections.

Proposed resolution (August, 2011):

Change 6.3 [basic.def.odr] paragraph 2 as follows:

...A non-overloaded function whose name appears as a potentially-evaluated expression is odr-used if it is the unique lookup result or it is the selected or a member of a set of candidate overloaded functions (6.5 [basic.lookup], 12.2 [over.match], 12.3 [over.over]), if selected by overload resolution when referred to from a potentially-evaluated expression, is odr-used, unless it is a pure virtual function and its name is not explicitly qualified...