Freedom to perform instantiation at the end of the translation unit
Section [temp.point]
John Spicer

Created on 2009-03-06.00:00:00 last changed 88 months ago


Date: 2011-03-15.00:00:00

[Voted into the WP at the March, 2011 meeting.]

Date: 2011-01-15.00:00:00

Proposed resolution (January, 2011):

Change [temp.point] paragraph 7 as follows:

A specialization for a function template, a member function template, or of a member function or static data member of a class template may have multiple points of instantiations within a translation unit, and in addition to the points of instantiation described above, for any such specialization that has a point of instantiation within the translation unit, the end of the translation unit is also considered a point of instantiation. A specialization for a class template...
Date: 2009-03-06.00:00:00

The intent is that it is a permissible implementation technique to do template instantiation at the end of a translation unit rather than at an actual point of instantiation. This idea is not reflected in the current rules, however.

Date User Action Args
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