This is an unofficial snapshot of the ISO/IEC JTC1 SC22 WG21 Core Issues List revision 112e. See http://www.open-std.org/jtc1/sc22/wg21/ for the official list.
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.