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2023-01-15


1669. auto return type for main

Section: 6.9.3.1  [basic.start.main]     Status: C++14     Submitter: Richard Smith     Date: 2013-04-26

[Applied to WP at the February, 2014 meeting.]

Should it be permitted for main to have a deduced return type?

(See also issue 1676.)

Proposed resolution (November, 2013):

Change 6.9.3.1 [basic.start.main] paragraph 2 as follows:

An implementation shall not predefine the main function. This function shall not be overloaded. It shall have a declared return type of type int, but otherwise its type is implementation-defined. All implementations An implementation shall allow both

as the type...