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2023-01-15


2379. Missing prohibition against constexpr in friend declaration

Section: 13.7.5  [temp.friend]     Status: CD5     Submitter: Richard Smith     Date: 2018-06-14

[Accepted as a DR at the February, 2019 meeting.]

According to 13.7.5 [temp.friend] paragraph 8,

When a friend declaration refers to a specialization of a function template, the function parameter declarations shall not include default arguments, nor shall the inline specifier be used in such a declaration.

Presumably this should also include the constexpr specifier.

Notes from the December, 2018 teleconference:

This should also cover the newly-added consteval specifier.

Proposed resolution (February, 2019):

Change 13.7.5 [temp.friend] paragraph 8 as follows:

When a friend declaration refers to a specialization of a function template, the function parameter declarations shall not include default arguments, nor shall the inline specifier inline, constexpr, or consteval specifiers be used in such a declaration.