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55. Adding/subtracting pointer and enumeration value

Section: 7.6.6  [expr.add]     Status: NAD     Submitter: Steve Adamczyk     Date: 13 Oct 1998

An expression of the form pointer + enum (see paragraph 5) is not given meaning, and ought to be, given that paragraph 2 of this section makes it valid. Presumably, the enum value should be converted to an integral value, and the rest of the processing done on that basis. Perhaps we want to invoke the integral promotions here.

[Should this apply to (pointer - enum) too?]

Rationale (04/99): Paragraph 1 invokes "the usual arithmetic conversions" for operands of enumeration type.

(It was later pointed out that the builtin operator T* operator+(T*, ptrdiff_t) (12.5 [over.built] paragraph 13) is selected by overload resolution. Consequently, according to [over.match.oper] paragraph 7, the operand of enumeration type is converted to ptrdiff_t before being interpreted according to the rules in 7.6.6 [expr.add] .)