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1420. Abstract final classes

Section: 11.7.4  [class.abstract]     Status: NAD     Submitter: Richard Smith     Date: 2011-11-30

An abstract class is permitted to be a final class. Such classes are very nearly useless and should probably be made ill-formed.

Rationale (February, 2012):

Such classes could be used for static members and for access control. CWG saw no need to prohibit them.