This is an unofficial snapshot of the ISO/IEC JTC1 SC22 WG21 Core Issues List revision 112c. See http://www.open-std.org/jtc1/sc22/wg21/ for the official list.
According to 9.4.5 [dcl.init.list] bullet 7.3, an implicit conversion
from an integer type or unscoped enumeration type to a floating-point type, except where the source is a constant expression and the actual value after conversion will fit into the target type and will produce the original value when converted back to the original type
is a narrowing conversion. There does not seem to be a good reason why a conversion from, for example, an unsigned char value to a floating point value should be considered to be narrowing, since floating point types should be able represent all the values.
Rationale (November, 2014):
CWG felt that type-based (in contrast to value-based) restrictions such as this should not depend on the platform-specific characteristics of the type, so the general rule should apply.