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2024-05-06


2556. Unusable promise::return_void

Section: 8.7.5  [stmt.return.coroutine]     Status: DRWP     Submitter: Davis Herring     Date: 2022-03-24

[Accepted as a DR at the November, 2023 meeting.]

Subclause 8.7.5 [stmt.return.coroutine] paragraph 3 specifies:

If p.return_void() is a valid expression, flowing off the end of a coroutine's function-body is equivalent to a co_return with no operand; otherwise flowing off the end of a coroutine's function-body results in undefined behavior.

However, 9.5.4 [dcl.fct.def.coroutine] paragraph 6 suggests:

If searches for the names return_void and return_value in the scope of the promise type each find any declarations, the program is ill-formed. [Note: If return_void is found, flowing off the end of a coroutine is equivalent to a co_return with no operand. Otherwise, flowing off the end of a coroutine results in undefined behavior (8.7.5 [stmt.return.coroutine]). —end note]

The difference is between the conditions "valid expression" and "found by name lookup". Effectively, it means that undefined behavior might result where the implementation could instead diagnose an ill-formed use of return_void (for example, because it is inaccessible, deleted, or the function call requires arguments).

Proposed resolution (approved by CWG 2023-06-17):

Change in 8.7.5 [stmt.return.coroutine] paragraph 3 as follows:

If p.return_void() is a valid expression a search for the name return_void in the scope of the promise type finds any declarations, flowing off the end of a coroutine's function-body is equivalent to a co_return with no operand; otherwise flowing off the end of a coroutine's function-body results in undefined behavior.