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[Voted into WP at March, 2010 meeting.]
According to 13.9.4 [temp.expl.spec] paragraph 14,
An explicit specialization of a function template is inline only if it is explicitly declared to be...
This could be read to require that the inline keyword must appear in the declaration. However, 9.5 [dcl.fct.def] paragraph 10 says that a deleted function is implicitly inline, so it should be made clear that defining an explicit specialization as deleted makes it inline.
Proposed resolution (November, 2009):
Change 13.9.4 [temp.expl.spec] paragraph 14 as follows:
An explicit specialization of a function template is inline only if it is
explicitlydeclared to be, and independently of whether its function template is . [Example:...