Title
Incorrect specification for copy initialization
Status
cd2
Section
12.2.4.2 [over.best.ics]
Submitter
Daniel Krügler

Created on 2009-10-05.00:00:00 last changed 144 months ago

Messages

Date: 2010-03-15.00:00:00

[Voted into WP at March, 2010 meeting.]

Date: 2009-10-15.00:00:00

Proposed resolution (October, 2009):

Change 12.2.4.2 [over.best.ics] paragraph 4 as follows:

However, when considering the argument of a constructor or user-defined conversion function that is a candidate by 12.2.2.4 [over.match.ctor] when invoked for the copying of the temporary in the second step of a class copy-initialization, by 12.2.2.8 [over.match.list] when passing the initializer list as a single argument or when the initializer list has exactly one element and a conversion to some class X or reference to (possibly cv-qualified) X is considered for the first parameter of a constructor of X, or by 12.2.2.5 [over.match.copy], 12.2.2.6 [over.match.conv], or 12.2.2.7 [over.match.ref] in all cases, only standard conversion sequences and ellipsis conversion sequences are allowed considered.
Date: 2009-10-05.00:00:00

12.2.4.2 [over.best.ics] paragraph 4 says,

However, when considering the argument of a user-defined conversion function that is a candidate by 12.2.2.4 [over.match.ctor] when invoked for the copying of the temporary in the second step of a class copy-initialization, by 12.2.2.8 [over.match.list] when passing the initializer list as a single argument or when the initializer list has exactly one element and a conversion to some class X or reference to (possibly cv-qualified) X is considered for the first parameter of a constructor of X, or by 12.2.2.5 [over.match.copy], 12.2.2.6 [over.match.conv], or 12.2.2.7 [over.match.ref] in all cases, only standard conversion sequences and ellipsis conversion sequences are allowed.

This is not quite right, as this applies to constructor arguments, not just arguments of user-defined conversion functions. Furthermore, the word “allowed” might be better replaced by something like,

considered (in particular, for the purposes of determining whether the candidate function (that is either a constructor or a conversion function) is viable)
History
Date User Action Args
2010-03-29 00:00:00adminsetmessages: + msg2725
2010-03-29 00:00:00adminsetstatus: ready -> cd2
2009-11-08 00:00:00adminsetmessages: + msg2371
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