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1516. Definition of “virtual function call”

Section: 7.6.1.3  [expr.call]     Status: CD3     Submitter: Nikolay Ivchenkov     Date: 2012-07-05

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

The terms “virtual function call” and “virtual call” are used in the Standard but are not defined.

Proposed resolution (August, 2012):

Change 7.6.1.3 [expr.call] paragraph 1 as follows:

If the selected function is non-virtual, or if the id-expression in the class member access expression is a qualified-id, that function is called. Otherwise, its final overrider (11.7.3 [class.virtual]) in the dynamic type of the object expression is called; such a call is referred to as a virtual function call.