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2024-05-06


1919. Overload resolution for ! with explicit conversion operator

Section: 12.2.2.3  [over.match.oper]     Status: open     Submitter: Johannes Schaub     Date: 2014-04-30

Although the intent is that the ! operator should be usable with an operand that is a class object having an explicit conversion to bool (i.e., its operand is “contextually converted to bool”), the selection of the conversion operator is done via 12.2.2.3 [over.match.oper], 12.2.3 [over.match.viable], and 12.2.4 [over.match.best], which do not make specific allowance for this special characteristic of the ! operator and thus will not select the explicit conversion function.

Notes from the June, 2014 meeting:

CWG noted that this same issue affects && and ||.