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3654. basic_format_context::arg(size_t) should be noexcept

Section: [format.context] Status: WP Submitter: Hewill Kang Opened: 2021-12-26 Last modified: 2022-02-10

Priority: Not Prioritized

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basic_format_context::arg(size_t) simply returns args_.get(id) to get the elements of args_, where the type of args_ is basic_format_args<basic_format_context>. Since basic_format_args's get(size_t) is noexcept, this function can also be noexcept.

[2022-01-30; Reflector poll]

Set status to Tentatively Ready after six votes in favour during reflector poll.

[2022-02-10 Approved at February 2022 virtual plenary. Status changed: Tentatively Ready → WP.]

Proposed resolution:

This wording is relative to N4901.

  1. Modify [format.context] as indicated:

    namespace std {
      template<class Out, class charT>
      class basic_format_context {
        basic_format_args<basic_format_context> args_; // exposition only
        Out out_; // exposition only
        using iterator = Out;
        using char_type = charT;
        template<class T> using formatter_type = formatter<T, charT>;
        basic_format_arg<basic_format_context> arg(size_t id) const noexcept;
        std::locale locale();
        iterator out();
        void advance_to(iterator it);


    basic_format_arg<basic_format_context> arg(size_t id) const noexcept;

    -5- Returns: args_.get(id).