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2205. Restrictions on use of alignas

Section: 9.12.1  [dcl.attr.grammar]     Status: C++17     Submitter: Richard Smith     Date: 2015-11-30

[Adopted at the February/March, 2017 meeting.]

According to 9.12.1 [dcl.attr.grammar] paragraph 5, a program is ill-formed if an attribute appertains to an entity or statement to which it is not allowed to apply. Presumably an alignment-specifier should have the same restriction.

Proposed resolution (November, 2016):

Change 9.12.1 [dcl.attr.grammar] paragraph 5 as follows:

Each attribute-specifier-seq is said to appertain to some entity or statement, identified by the syntactic context where it appears (Clause 8 [stmt.stmt], 9.1 [dcl.pre], 9.3 [dcl.decl]). If an attribute-specifier-seq that appertains to some entity or statement contains an attribute or alignment-specifier that is not allowed to apply to that entity or statement, the program is ill-formed. If an attribute-specifier-seq appertains to a friend declaration (11.8.4 [class.friend]), that declaration shall be a definition. No attribute-specifier-seq shall appertain to an explicit instantiation (13.9.3 [temp.explicit]).