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1868. Meaning of “placeholder type”

Section:  []     Status: drafting     Submitter: Dawn Perchik     Date: 2014-02-13

9.2.9 [dcl.type] paragraph 2 describes the auto specifier as “a placeholder for a type to be deduced.” Elsewhere, the Standard refers to the type represented by the auto specifier as a “placeholder type.” This usage has been deemed confusing by some, requiring either a definition of one or both terms or rewording to avoid them.