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122. streambuf/wstreambuf description should not say they are specializations

Section: 27.6.3 [streambuf] Status: TC1 Submitter: Judy Ward Opened: 1998-12-15 Last modified: 2016-12-23

Priority: Not Prioritized

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Discussion:

Section 27.5.2 describes the streambuf classes this way:

The class streambuf is a specialization of the template class basic_streambuf specialized for the type char.

The class wstreambuf is a specialization of the template class basic_streambuf specialized for the type wchar_t.

This implies that these classes must be template specializations, not typedefs.

It doesn't seem this was intended, since Section 27.5 has them declared as typedefs.

Proposed resolution:

Remove 27.6.3 [streambuf] paragraphs 2 and 3 (the above two sentences).

Rationale:

The streambuf synopsis already has a declaration for the typedefs and that is sufficient.