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2118. Stateful metaprogramming via friend injection

Section: 13.7.5  [temp.friend]     Status: open     Submitter: Richard Smith     Date: 2015-04-27

Defining a friend function in a template, then referencing that function later provides a means of capturing and retrieving metaprogramming state. This technique is arcane and should be made ill-formed.

Notes from the May, 2015 meeting:

CWG agreed that such techniques should be ill-formed, although the mechanism for prohibiting them is as yet undetermined.