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2023-01-15


286. Incorrect example in partial specialization

Section: 13.7.6  [temp.spec.partial]     Status: CD1     Submitter: Martin Sebor     Date: 09 May 2001

[Moved to DR at 4/02 meeting.]

The example in 13.7.6.1 [temp.spec.partial.general] paragraph 6 is incorrect. It reads,

    template<class T> struct A {
        class C {
            template<class T2> struct B { };
        };
    };

    // partial specialization of A<T>::C::B<T2>
    template<class T> template<class T2>
        struct A<T>::C::B<T2*> { };

    A<short>::C::B<int*> absip; // uses partial specialization

Because C is a class rather than a struct, the use of the name B is inaccessible.

Proposed Resolution (10/01):

Change class C to struct C in the example in 13.7.6.1 [temp.spec.partial.general] paragraph 6. The example becomes

    template<class T> struct A {
        struct C {
            template<class T2> struct B { };
        };
    };

    // partial specialization of A<T>::C::B<T2>
    template<class T> template<class T2>
        struct A<T>::C::B<T2*> { };

    A<short>::C::B<int*> absip; // uses partial specialization