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Section: 18.104.22.168.1 [namespace.std], 17.9 [support.initlist] Status: C++17 Submitter: Richard Smith Opened: 2012-01-18 Last modified: 2017-07-30
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Since the implementation is intended to magically synthesize instances of std::initializer_list (rather than by a constructor call, for instance), user specializations of this type can't generally be made to work. I can't find any wording which makes such specializations ill-formed, though, which leads me to suspect that they're technically legal under the provisions of 22.214.171.124.1 [namespace.std] p1.
This sounds correct, but we need wording for a resolution.
Marshall Clow volunteers to produce wording.
[2014-02-19, Jonathan Wakely provides proposed wording]
[2014-03-27, Library reflector vote]
The issue has been identified as Tentatively Ready based on six votes in favour.
This wording is relative to N3936.
Add new new paragraph below 17.9 [support.initlist] p2:
-2- An object of type initializer_list<E> provides access to an array of objects of type const E. […]