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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-09-16 09:53:36

Daniel James <daniel_at_[hidden]> writes:

> Peder Holt wrote:
>> On Wed, 15 Sep 2004 09:14:02 -0400, David Abrahams
>>>Definitely not. But I'm not sure which parts of the ADL rules you're
>>>interested in here.
>> I am not familiar with the full set of ADL rules, so I'll examplify
>> instead.
> I don't think it's the ADL rules that matter. It's whether the
> compiler adds friend methods to the namespace containing the
> class. This appears to be nonstandard but done by most compilers.

Strictly speaking, in a conforming compiler they are added to the
namespace but can only be found by ADL unless there's an additional
out-of-class declaration (which, of course, can't be made to work
automatically by templatizing it).

Dave Abrahams
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