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2023-01-15


598. Associated namespaces of overloaded functions and function templates

Section: 6.5.4  [basic.lookup.argdep]     Status: CD2     Submitter: Mike Miller     Date: 27 September 2006

[Voted into the WP at the March, 2009 meeting.]

The resolution of issue 33 added the following wording in 6.5.4 [basic.lookup.argdep]:

In addition, if the argument is the name or address of a set of overloaded functions and/or function templates, its associated classes and namespaces are the union of those associated with each of the members of the set: the namespace in which the function or function template is defined and the classes and namespaces associated with its (non-dependent) parameter types and return type.

This wording is self-contradictory: although it claims that the treatment of overload sets is intended to be “the union of those associated with each of the members of the set,” it says that the namespace of which each function or function template is a member is to be considered an associated namespace. That is different from the case of a non-overloaded function argument; in that case, because only the type of the argument is considered, the namespace of which the function is a member is not an associated namespace. This should be rectified so that overloaded and unoverloaded functions really are treated the same.

Proposed resolution (June, 2008):

Change 6.5.4 [basic.lookup.argdep] paragraph 2 as follows:

...In addition, if the argument is the name or address of a set of overloaded functions and/or function templates, its associated classes and namespaces are the union of those associated with each of the members of the set: the namespace in which the function or function template is defined and, i.e., the classes and namespaces associated with its (non-dependent) parameter types and return type.