[cfe-commits] [patch] Disallow decltype in qualified declarator-ids

Eli Friedman eli.friedman at gmail.com
Mon Dec 12 23:53:24 PST 2011

On Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 11:18 PM, David Blaikie <dblaikie at gmail.com> wrote:
> 8.3\1 dcl.meaning states:
> "The nested-name-specifier of a qualified declarator-id shall not
> begin with a decltype-specifier."
> & this patch implements that, disallowing things like:
> struct foo {
>  static int i;
> };
> int decltype(foo())::i;
> The source range in the error message isn't perfect (due to the
> unaddressed fixme in DecltypeTypeLoc - it doesn't have the full source
> range, just the location of the 'decltype' keyword. I'll address this
> separately) & I haven't provided a fixit for this at the moment (it'd
> be possible to suggest replacing the decltype with the actual
> qualified name, at least for now -I'm not sure what we'll be doing
> about unnameable types that come with lambdas, though).

I don't think lambdas are really relevant here: I can't think of a way
to write a legal declaration starting with a decltype of a lambda
type.  That said, I don't think there's a reliable way to FIXME out of
this, short of inserting a typedef: what if the decltype is dependent,
or refers to a user-defined unnamed struct type?

The patch looks fine otherwise.


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