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3198. Bad constraint on std::span::span()

Section: [span.cons] Status: C++20 Submitter: Lars Gullik Bjønnes Opened: 2019-04-03 Last modified: 2021-02-25

Priority: Not Prioritized

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It seems that this was left out of P1089. The constraint on span() ( [span.cons]) in the current draft is:

Constraints: Extent <= 0 is true.

This does not seem to make much sense.

The proposal is to change the constraint to be:

Constraints: Extent == dynamic_extent || Extent == 0 is true.

[2019-06-09; Priority to 0 and Status to Tentatively Ready after five positive votes on the reflector.]

Proposed resolution:

This wording is relative to N4810.

  1. Modify [span.cons] as indicated:

    constexpr span() noexcept;

    -1- Constraints: Extent <== dynamic_extent || Extent == 0 is true.