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1639. exception-specifications and pointer/pointer-to-member expressions

Section: 14.5  [except.spec]     Status: CD4     Submitter: Steve Adamczyk     Date: 2013-02-12

[Moved to DR at the November, 2014 meeting.]

The current specification is not clear whether the exception-specification for a function is propagated to the result of taking its address. For example:

  template<class T> struct A {
    void f() noexcept(false) {}
    void g() noexcept(true) {}

  int main() {
    if (noexcept((A<short>().*(&A<short>::f))()))
      return 1;

    if (!noexcept((A<long>().*(&A<long>::g))()))
      return 1;

     return 0;

There is implementation variance on whether main returns 0 or 1 for this example. (It also appears that taking the address of a member function of a class template requires instantiating its exception-specification, but it is not clear whether the Standard currently specifies this or not.)

(See also issues 92 and 1351.)

Proposed resolution (June, 2013):

This issue is resolved by the proposed resolution of issue 1351.