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1833. friend declarations naming implicitly-declared member functions

Section: 11.8.4  [class.friend]     Status: NAD     Submitter: Richard Smith     Date: 2014-01-13

It appears that naming an implicitly-declared member function in a friend declaration requires the full set of decorations to be specified. For example,

  struct A { };
  struct B { friend constexpr A::A() noexcept; };

There is implementation variation regarding the enforcement of this requirement, however. Should the Standard provide default treatment for such cases, allowing the simpler

    friend A::A();


Additional note, April, 2015:

EWG has decided not to make a change in this area.