POD classes and pointers to members
Clause [11] [class]
Nathan Sidwell

Created on 1999-07-31.00:00:00 last changed 228 months ago


Date: 2000-10-15.00:00:00

Proposed resolution (10/00):

In Clause 11 [class] paragraph 4, remove all occurrences of "pointer to member."

Date: 2020-12-15.00:00:00

6.8 [basic.types] paragraph 10 defines pointer to member types to be scalar types. It also defines scalar types to be one of the POD types.

Clause 11 [class] paragraph 4 defines a POD struct as an aggregate class with no non-static data members of type pointer to member.

It seems contradictory that a type can be POD, yet a class containing that type is non-POD.

Suggested resolution: Alter Clause 11 [class] paragraph 4 to allow pointer to member objects as non-static data members of POD class.

Date User Action Args
2003-04-25 00:00:00adminsetstatus: dr -> tc1
2000-11-18 00:00:00adminsetstatus: ready -> dr
2000-05-21 00:00:00adminsetmessages: + msg309
2000-05-21 00:00:00adminsetstatus: open -> ready
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