Colon following enumeration elaborated-type-specifier
9.7.1 [dcl.enum]
Daveed Vandevoorde

Created on 2014-07-08.00:00:00 last changed 49 months ago


Date: 2015-05-15.00:00:00

[Moved to DR at the May, 2015 meeting.]

Date: 2015-04-15.00:00:00

Proposed resolution (April, 2015):

Change 9.7.1 [dcl.enum] paragraph 1 as follows:

A : following “enum identifierwithin the decl-specifier-seq of a member-declaration is parsed as part of an enum-base. [Note: This resolves a potential ambiguity between the declaration of an enumeration with an enum-base and the declaration of an unnamed bit-field of enumeration type...
Date: 2014-07-08.00:00:00

The resolution of issue 1514 was intended to apply whenever enum identifier appears; however, the fact that the disambiguation rule appears in the description of the enum-specifier makes it unclear that it is intended to apply in other contexts such as:

  enum E { e1 };
  void f() {
    false ? new enum E : int();
Date User Action Args
2017-02-06 00:00:00adminsetstatus: drwp -> cd4
2015-11-10 00:00:00adminsetstatus: dr -> drwp
2015-05-25 00:00:00adminsetmessages: + msg6052
2015-05-25 00:00:00adminsetstatus: tentatively ready -> dr
2015-04-13 00:00:00adminsetmessages: + msg5314
2015-04-13 00:00:00adminsetstatus: drafting -> tentatively ready
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