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Subject: Re: [ub] What does "The function main shall not be used within a program" mean?
From: Ville Voutilainen (ville.voutilainen_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-01-21 19:11:16


On 22 January 2014 02:55, David Krauss <david_work_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> 1. Violation of “shall” is diagnosable unless otherwise specified (1.4/1).

Ok. I don't think this is obviously clear.

> 2. I would take “use” to mean ODR-use.

I wouldn't, I would take "use" to mean any use, not just odr-use.

> 3. Far as I know, the implementation is allowed to perform dynamic initialization of globals in main. So for all intents and purposes, it’s not really usable as a function because its body doesn’t describe what it does.

Well, apparently some implementations think they can get away with it
under the auspices
of undefined behavior. :)


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