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850. Restrictions on use of non-static data members

Section: _N4567_.5.1.1  [expr.prim.general]     Status: CD2     Submitter: Jason Merrill     Date: 1 April, 2009

[Voted into WP at October, 2009 meeting.]

The resolution of issue 613, as reflected in the sixth bullet of _N4567_.5.1.1 [expr.prim.general] paragraph 10, allows an id-expression designating a non-static data member to be used

The requirement that the id-expression be the “sole constituent” of the unevaluated operand seems unnecessarily strict, forbidding such plausible use cases as

    struct S {
        int ar[42];
    int i = sizeof(S::ar[0]);

or the use of the member as a function argument in template metaprogramming. The more general version of the restriction seems not to be very difficult to implement and may actually represent a simplification in some implementations.

Proposed resolution (July, 2009):

Change _N4567_.5.1.1 [expr.prim.general] paragraph 10 as follows: