The introduction of "templated entity" helped, but there seems to be something to clarify or fixed about the notion of "explicit specialization" (?). and the follow-up example for the static data member (though non-normative, but helps to identify the intent) indicates that in a specialization of a member definition for an implicit instantiation of its enclosing template, the set of entities that are considered to be explicitly specialized (at least in the context of this declaration) include the surrounding class, but whose specialization is _implicitly_ instantiated!

Am Di., 29. Sept. 2020 um 21:45 Uhr schrieb Johannes Schaub <>:
I disagree. What happens is that B<double> names "a given implicit instantiation" of B, and what is being explicitly specialized is a member of that implicit instantiation. This is the case at .

Am Mo., 28. Sept. 2020 um 17:52 Uhr schrieb Thiago Macieira via Std-Discussion <>:
On Monday, 28 September 2020 01:51:24 PDT jim x via Std-Discussion wrote:
> Consider the above example, The comment says that the code is ill-formed.
> However, I have to say, such a case is not covered by this rule. My reason
> is that, please note the bolded wording, that is "class member template",
> in this explicit specialization, `mf2` is not a class member *template, *it
> just a member of a class template

B<double> is being specialised and that is a template.

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