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1500. Name lookup of dependent conversion function

Section:  [temp.dep.candidate]     Status: CD6     Submitter: Johannes Schaub     Date: 2012-04-27

[Accepted at the November, 2020 meeting as part of paper P1787R6 and moved to DR at the February, 2021 meeting.]

Consider the following example:

  template<typename T>
  struct A {
   operator int() { return 0; }

   void f() {
    operator T();

  int main() {
   A<int> a;

One might expect this to call operator int when instantiating. But since operator T is a dependent name, it is looked up by unqualified lookup only in the definition context, where it will find no declaration. Argument-dependent lookup will not find anything in the instantiation context either, so this code is ill-formed. If we change operator int() to operator T(), which is a seemingly unrelated change, the code becomes well-formed.

There is implementation variability on this point.