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Section: 188.8.131.52 [headers] Status: CD1 Submitter: Steve Clamage Opened: 2004-06-03 Last modified: 2016-02-10
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C header <iso646.h> defines macros for some operators, such as not_eq for !=.
Section 184.108.40.206 [headers] "Headers" says that except as noted in clauses 18 through 27, the <cname> C++ header contents are the same as the C header <name.h>. In particular, table 12 lists <ciso646> as a C++ header.
I don't find any other mention of <ciso646>, or any mention of <iso646.h>, in clauses 17 thorough 27. That implies that the contents of <ciso646> are the same as C header <iso646.h>.
Annex C (informative, not normative) in [diff.header.iso646.h] C.2.2.2 "Header <iso646.h>" says that the alternative tokens are not defined as macros in <ciso646>, but does not mention the contents of <iso646.h>.
I don't find any normative text to support C.2.2.2.
Add to section 220.127.116.11 Headers [lib.headers] a new paragraph after paragraph 6 (the one about functions must be functions):
Identifiers that are keywords or operators in C++ shall not be defined as macros in C++ standard library headers. [Footnote:In particular, including the standard header <iso646.h> or <ciso646> has no effect.
[post-Redmond: Steve provided wording.]