Overloadable declarations, function templates, and references
Clause [12] [over]
Johannes Schaub

Created on 2009-12-27.00:00:00 last changed 96 months ago


Date: 2010-11-15.00:00:00

[Voted into the WP at the November, 2010 meeting.]

Date: 2010-09-15.00:00:00

Proposed resolution (September, 2010):

Change Clause 12 [over] paragraph 1 as follows:

...Only function and function template declarations can be overloaded; object variable and type declarations cannot be overloaded.
Date: 2020-12-15.00:00:00

According to Clause 12 [over] paragraph 1,

Only function declarations can be overloaded; object and type declarations cannot be overloaded.

There are two problems with this statement. First, it does not allow for overloading function templates. (There may be other places in the Standard that refer to “functions” but should include function templates, as well.)

Second, the restriction on “object” declarations should presumably be on “variable” declarations instead, since one can also not overload reference declarations.

Date User Action Args
2014-03-03 00:00:00adminsetstatus: fdis -> c++11
2011-04-10 00:00:00adminsetstatus: dr -> fdis
2010-11-29 00:00:00adminsetmessages: + msg3191
2010-11-29 00:00:00adminsetstatus: tentatively ready -> dr
2010-10-18 00:00:00adminsetmessages: + msg2989
2010-10-18 00:00:00adminsetstatus: drafting -> tentatively ready
2010-08-23 00:00:00adminsetstatus: open -> drafting
2009-12-27 00:00:00admincreate