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831. Limit on recursively nested template instantiations

Section: Clause Annex B  [implimits]     Status: CD2     Submitter: DE     Date: 3 March, 2009

N2800 comment DE 25

[Voted into WP at October, 2009 meeting.]

The limit of 17 recursively-nested template instantiations is too small for modern programming practices such as template metaprogramming. It is unclear, however, whether this is a useful metric; see this paper for an example that honors the limit but results in over 750 billion instantiations.

Notes from the July, 2009 meeting:

The consensus of the CWG was to increase the limit to 1024.

Proposed resolution (September, 2009):

Change Clause Annex B [implimits], the fourth bullet from the end, as follows: