Qualified declarations of partial specializations
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Section [dcl.type.elab]
Krystian Stasiowski

Created on 2024-03-19.00:00:00 last changed 4 weeks ago


Date: 2024-05-17.22:24:28

Proposed resolution (approved by CWG 2024-05-17):

Change in [dcl.type.elab] paragraph 2 as follows:

If an elaborated-type-specifier is the sole constituent of a declaration, the declaration is ill-formed unless it is an explicit specialization (13.9.4 [temp.expl.spec]), a partial specialization (13.7.6 [temp.spec.partial]), an explicit instantiation (13.9.3 [temp.explicit]), or it has one of the following forms:
  class-key attribute-specifier-seqopt identifier ;
  class-key attribute-specifier-seqopt simple-template-id ;
In the first case, the elaborated-type-specifier declares the identifier as a class-name. The second case shall appear only in an explicit-specialization (13.9.4 [temp.expl.spec]) or in a template-declaration (where it declares a partial specialization (13.7 [temp.decls]). The attribute-specifier-seq, if any, appertains to the class or template being declared.
Date: 2024-03-19.00:00:00

(From submission #521.)


  namespace N {
    template<typename T>
    struct A;

  struct N::A<int>;     // OK

  template<typename T>
  struct N::A<T*>;      // error: invalid use of elaborated-type-specifier with a qualified-id

However, all major implementations support this.

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