2846. Undefined phrase "effectively cast"

Section: 29.5.9 [cmplx.over], 29.9.1 [cmath.syn] Status: New Submitter: Jens Maurer Opened: 2016-12-15 Last modified: 2017-02-02

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Discussion:

In [cmplx.over] and [cmath.syn], when talking about "sufficient additional overloads", we use the phrase "effectively cast", but that is not a defined term.

A hostile interpretation could read "reinterpret_cast" here.

Likely we mean "apply floating-point promotions, floating-integral conversions, and floating-point conversions", but that should be spelled out somewhere, e.g. in the library definitions section.

(Source: Editorial issue #1248)

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