Annex C (informative) Compatibility [diff]

C.4 C++ and ISO C++ 2011 [diff.cpp11]

C.4.4 [expr]: expressions [diff.cpp11.expr]

Affected subclause: [expr.cond]
Change: A conditional expression with a throw expression as its second or third operand keeps the type and value category of the other operand.

Rationale: Formerly mandated conversions (lvalue-to-rvalue, array-to-pointer, and function-to-pointer standard conversions), especially the creation of the temporary due to lvalue-to-rvalue conversion, were considered gratuitous and surprising.

Effect on original feature: Valid C++ 2011 code that relies on the conversions may behave differently in this revision of C++: struct S { int x = 1; void mf() { x = 2; } }; int f(bool cond) { S s; (cond ? s : throw 0).mf(); return s.x; }
In C++ 2011, f(true) returns 1.
In this revision of C++, it returns 2.
sizeof(true ? "" : throw 0)
In C++ 2011, the expression yields sizeof(const char*).
In this revision of C++, it yields sizeof(const char[1]).