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2109. Value dependence underspecified

Section:  [temp.dep.constexpr]     Status: CD4     Submitter: Maxim Kartashev     Date: 2015-03-26

[Adopted at the February, 2016 meeting.]

In the following example,

  struct A {};

  struct X {
     template <typename Q>
     int memfunc();

  template <int (X::* P) ()> int foo(...);

  template<class T> struct B {
     static int bar() {
       A a;
       return foo<&X::memfunc<T> >(a);

  template <int (X::* P) ()>  int foo(A a) { return 0; }

  int main()  {
     return B<int>::bar();

the call foo<&X::memfunc<T> >(a); is dependent only if the template argument is dependent, which is only true because of the use of the template parameter T. Implementations generally agree that this is dependent, but there does not appear to be wording to support this determination.

Proposed resolution (September, 2015):

Change [temp.dep.constexpr] paragraph 2 as follows:

An id-expression is value-dependent if:

This resolution also resolves issue 2066.