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.
It is not clear from 126.96.36.199 [expr.new] whether a deleted operator delete is referenced by a new-expression in which there is no initialization or in which the initialization cannot throw an exception, rendering the program ill-formed. (The question also arises as to whether such a new-expression constitutes a “use” of the deallocation function in the sense of 6.3 [basic.def.odr].)
Notes from the July, 2009 meeting:
The rationale for defining a deallocation function as deleted would presumably be to prevent such objects from being freed. Treating the new-expression as a use of such a deallocation function would mean that such objects could not be created in the first place. There is already an exemption from freeing an object if “a suitable deallocation function [cannot] be found;” a deleted deallocation function should be treated similarly.
Additional notes (April, 2023):
An additional use-case for a deleted deallocation function would be to ensure that the initialization of the object is not potentially-throwing.
For cases where the deallocation function is never called from the constructor, access checking for it should not be done.