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Subject: Re: [boost] [config] msvc-14 config changes heads up
From: Stephan T. Lavavej (stl_at_[hidden])
Date: 2016-07-05 20:42:42

[Stefan Seefeld]
> It isn't clear to me why the "global namespace" together with built-in
> (and other globally defined) types isn't considered the same way as any
> named namespace with the types defined inside it. At least, such a reading
> of the standard would resolve the above and remove the special treatment
> the global namespace gets in your interpretation.

There is no room for interpretation here. N4594 3.4.2 [basic.lookup.argdep]/2.1:

"If T is a fundamental type, its associated sets of namespaces and classes are both empty."

Note that the Boost mailing list really isn't an appropriate place to discuss 18-year-old C++ Core Language design decisions.


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