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1923. Lvalues of type void

Section:  [expr.unary.op]     Status: NAD     Submitter: Richard Smith     Date: 2014-05-06

There does not seem to be any significant technical obstacle to allowing a void* pointer to be dereferenced, and that would avoid having to use weighty circumlocutions when casting to a reference to an object designated by such a pointer.

Rationale (June, 2014):

This request for a language extension should be evaluated by EWG before any action is taken.

EWG 2022-11-11

This is a request for a new feature, which should be proposed in a paper to EWG.