Function pack expansion for member initialization
13.7.4 [temp.variadic]
Jonathan Caves

Created on 2012-08-06.00:00:00 last changed 90 months ago


Date: 2013-04-15.00:00:00

[Moved to DR at the April, 2013 meeting.]

Date: 2012-10-15.00:00:00

Proposed resolution (October, 2012):

Change 13.7.4 [temp.variadic] paragraph 4 as follows:

...Pack expansions can occur in the following contexts:

  • ...

  • In a mem-initializer-list (11.9.3 [class.base.init]) for a mem-initializer whose mem-initializer-id denotes a base class; the pattern is a the mem-initializer.

  • ...

Date: 2012-08-06.00:00:00

The list of pack expansion contexts in 13.7.4 [temp.variadic] paragraph 4 includes a mem-initializer-list, with no restriction on whether the mem-initializer corresponds to a base class or a member. However, it appears from 11.9.3 [class.base.init] paragraph 15 that such a pack expansion is intended for bases:

A mem-initializer followed by an ellipsis is a pack expansion (13.7.4 [temp.variadic]) that initializes the base classes specified by a pack expansion in the base-specifier-list for the class.

This is not conclusive, however, and use of a pack expansion with a mem-initializer for a member could be used with packs containing zero or one element:

  class S { };

  template<typename... T> class X {
    X(T ...args) : data_(args)... { }
    S data_;

  int main() {
    S s;
    X<> x1;
    X<S> x2(s);

The Standard should be clarified as to whether such a usage is permitted or not.

Date User Action Args
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