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1753. decltype-specifier in nested-name-specifier of destructor

Section: 6.5.5  [basic.lookup.qual]     Status: CD4     Submitter: John Spicer     Date: 2013-09-18

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

One of the forms of pseudo-destructor-name is

Presumably the intent of this form is to allow the nested-name-specifier to designate a namespace; otherwise the

production would be used.

Since one of the forms of nested-name-specifier is

one can write something like p->decltype(x)::~Y(). However, the lookup rules in 6.5.5 [basic.lookup.qual] paragraph 6 are inappropriate for the decltype-specifier case:

If a pseudo-destructor-name (_N4778_. [expr.pseudo]) contains a nested-name-specifier, the type-names are looked up as types in the scope designated by the nested-name-specifier.

Since this form appears to be useless (use of a decltype-specifier is permitted after a ~, but only with no nested-name-specifer — but see issue 1586), perhaps it should be made ill-formed.

Proposed resolution (February, 2014):

Change the grammar in 7.6.1 [] paragraph 1 as follows: