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186. Name hiding and template template-parameters

Section: 13.8.2  [temp.local]     Status: open     Submitter: John Spicer     Date: 11 Nov 1999

The standard prohibits a class template from having the same name as one of its template parameters (13.8.2 [temp.local] paragraph 4) . This prohibits

    template <class X> class X;
for the reason that the template name would hide the parameter, and such hiding is in general prohibited.

Presumably, we should also prohibit

    template <template <class T> class T> struct A;
for the same reason.