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148. POD classes and pointers to members

Section: Clause 11  [class]     Status: TC1     Submitter: Nathan Sidwell     Date: 31 Jul 1999

6.8 [basic.types] paragraph 10 defines pointer to member types to be scalar types. It also defines scalar types to be one of the POD types.

Clause 11 [class] paragraph 4 defines a POD struct as an aggregate class with no non-static data members of type pointer to member.

It seems contradictory that a type can be POD, yet a class containing that type is non-POD.

Suggested resolution: Alter Clause 11 [class] paragraph 4 to allow pointer to member objects as non-static data members of POD class.

Proposed resolution (10/00):

In Clause 11 [class] paragraph 4, remove all occurrences of "pointer to member."