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1560. Gratuitous lvalue-to-rvalue conversion in conditional-expression with throw-expression operand

Section: 7.6.16  [expr.cond]     Status: CD3     Submitter: Nikolay Ivchenkov     Date: 2012-09-04

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

A glvalue appearing as one operand of a conditional-expression in which the other operand is a throw-expression is converted to a prvalue, regardless of how the conditional-expression is used:

If either the second or the third operand has type void, then the lvalue-to-rvalue (7.3.2 [conv.lval]), array-to-pointer (7.3.3 [conv.array]), and function-to-pointer (7.3.4 [conv.func]) standard conversions are performed on the second and third operands, and one of the following shall hold:

This seems to be gratuitous and surprising.

Proposed resolution (October, 2012):

This issue is resolved by the resolution of issue 1550.