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2024-05-06


2570. Clarify constexpr for defaulted functions

Section: 9.5.2  [dcl.fct.def.default]     Status: DRWP     Submitter: Gabriel dos Reis     Date: 2022-04-18

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

After the application of P2448R2, 9.5.2 [dcl.fct.def.default] paragraph 3 reads:

A function explicitly defaulted on its first declaration is implicitly inline (9.2.8 [dcl.inline]), and is implicitly constexpr (9.2.6 [dcl.constexpr]) if it satisfies the requirements for a constexpr function.

It is unclear that no other such defaulted function is implicitly constexpr.

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

A function explicitly defaulted on its first declaration is implicitly inline (9.2.8 [dcl.inline]), and is implicitly constexpr (9.2.6 [dcl.constexpr]) if it satisfies the requirements for a constexpr function. [Note: Other defaulted functions are not implicitly constexpr. -- end note ]