9 Statements [stmt.stmt]

9.2 Expression statement [stmt.expr]

Expression statements have the form

expression-statement:
	expression ;

The expression is a discarded-value expression. All side effects from an expression statement are completed before the next statement is executed. An expression statement with the expression missing is called a null statement. [Note: Most statements are expression statements — usually assignments or function calls. A null statement is useful to carry a label just before the } of a compound statement and to supply a null body to an iteration statement such as a while statement. end note]