[C++ Patch] PR 44625

Paolo Carlini paolo.carlini@oracle.com
Thu Jun 23 16:19:00 GMT 2011

On 06/23/2011 06:11 PM, Paolo Carlini wrote:
> On 06/23/2011 06:05 PM, Jason Merrill wrote:
>> Actually, 9.5 says
>> A union of the form
>>   union { member-specification } ;
>> is called an anonymous union; it defines an unnamed object of unnamed 
>> type. The member-specification of an anonymous union shall only 
>> define non-static data members. [ Note: Nested types and functions 
>> cannot
>> be declared within an anonymous union. — end note ]
>> So we should be able to just reject nested anonymous aggregates and 
>> not worry about how to make them work.
> Yes, but we are accepting already some of that as an extension. If I 
> compile the testcase with -pedantic-errors I get:
> 44625.C:8:31: error: ISO C++ prohibits anonymous structs [-pedantic]
> 44625.C:9:9: error: anonymous struct not inside named type
Of course only the first message is new with -pedantic-errors.

Thus, the idea would be rejecting *nested* anonymous, now I see. Uhmm.


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