### 2870. Default value of parameter `theta` of `polar` should be dependent

**Section:** 29.5.7 [complex.value.ops] **Status:** WP
**Submitter:** Japan **Opened:** 2017-02-03 **Last modified:** 2017-11-13

**Priority: **Not Prioritized

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**Discussion:**

**Addresses JP 25**

Parameter `theta` of `polar` has the type of the
template parameter. Therefore, it needs to change the default initial value
to `T()`. The change of the declaration of this function in
29.5.1 [complex.syn] is accompanied by this change.

Proposed change:

template<class T> complex<T> polar(const T& rho, const T& theta = ~~0~~T());

*[2017-02 pre-Kona]*

(twice)

*[
2017-06-27 Moved to Tentatively Ready after 7 positive votes on c++std-lib.
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**Proposed resolution:**

This wording is relative to N4659.

Modify 29.5.1 [complex.syn], header `<complex>` synopsis, as indicated:

template<class T> complex<T> polar(const T&, const T& = ~~0~~T());

Modify 29.5.7 [complex.value.ops] as indicated:

template<class T> complex<T> polar(const T& rho, const T& theta = ~~0~~T());