10 Declarations [dcl.dcl]

10.6 Attributes [dcl.attr]

10.6.6 Maybe unused attribute [dcl.attr.unused]

The attribute-token maybe_­unused indicates that a name or entity is possibly intentionally unused.
It shall appear at most once in each attribute-list and no attribute-argument-clause shall be present.
The attribute may be applied to the declaration of a class, a typedef-name, a variable, a non-static data member, a function, an enumeration, or an enumerator.
[Note
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For an entity marked maybe_­unused, implementations should not emit a warning that the entity is unused, or that the entity is used despite the presence of the attribute.
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A name or entity declared without the maybe_­unused attribute can later be redeclared with the attribute and vice versa.
An entity is considered marked after the first declaration that marks it.
[Example
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[[maybe_unused]] void f([[maybe_unused]] bool thing1,
                        [[maybe_unused]] bool thing2) {
  [[maybe_unused]] bool b = thing1 && thing2;
  assert(b);
}
Implementations should not warn that b is unused, whether or not NDEBUG is defined.
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