This is an unofficial snapshot of the ISO/IEC JTC1 SC22 WG21 Core Issues List revision 112e. See http://www.open-std.org/jtc1/sc22/wg21/ for the official list.
[Voted into WP at March, 2010 meeting as document N3052.]
A lambda with an empty capture list has identical semantics to a regular function type. By requiring this mapping we get an efficient lambda type with a known API that is also compatible with existing operating system and C library functions.
Notes from the July, 2009 meeting:
This functionality is part of the “unified function syntax” proposal and will be considered in that context.