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2166. Unclear meaning of “undefined constexpr function”

Section: 7.7  [expr.const]     Status: drafting     Submitter: Howard Hinnant     Date: 2015-08-05

According to 7.7 [expr.const] bullet 2.3, an expression is a constant expression unless (among other reasons) it would evaluate

This does not address the question of the point at which a constexpr function must be defined. The intent, in order to allow mutually-recursive constexpr functions, was that the function must be defined prior to the outermost evaluation that eventually results in the invocation, but this is not clearly stated.