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1411. More on global scope :: in nested-name-specifier

Section: Clause 11  [class]     Status: CD3     Submitter: David Blaikie     Date: 2011-10-28

[Moved to DR at the April, 2013 meeting.]

The resolution of issue 355 failed to update the grammar for class-head-name in Clause 11 [class] paragraph 1 and removed the optional :: from class-or-decltype in 11.7 [class.derived] paragraph 1, with the result that it is still not possible to globally-qualify a class name in a class definition, and the ability to globally-qualify a base class name has been lost.

Proposed resolution (February, 2012):

Change the grammar in _N4567_.5.1.1 [expr.prim.general] paragraph 8 as follows: