2281. C99 cross-reference typo in [using.linkage]

Section: 20.5.2.3 [using.linkage] Status: NAD Editorial Submitter: Chris Sharpe Opened: 2013-08-23 Last modified: 2016-02-10

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Discussion:

There is a footnote at section 20.5.2.3 [using.linkage]/2 that reads:

"The only reliable way to declare an object or function signature from the Standard C library is by including the header that declares it, notwithstanding the latitude granted in 7.1.7 of the C Standard."

There is no section 7.1.7 in the C99 Standard (or C11 final draft). I think the relevant section is:

"Provided that a library function can be declared without reference to any type defined in a header, it is also permissible to declare the function and use it without including its associated header."

at 7.1.4/2 from C99.

[2013-09 Chicago]

Moved to NAD Editorial.

Proposed resolution:

This wording is relative to N3691.

  1. Edit footnote 182, 20.5.2.3 [using.linkage] as indicated:

    The only reliable way to declare an object or function signature from the Standard C library is by including the header that declares it, notwithstanding the latitude granted in 7.1.77.1.4 of the C Standard.