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.. title:: clang-tidy - misc-misplaced-const
This check diagnoses when a ``const`` qualifier is applied to a ``typedef``/
``using`` to a pointer type rather than to the pointee, because such constructs
are often misleading to developers because the ``const`` applies to the pointer
rather than the pointee.
For instance, in the following code, the resulting type is ``int * const``
rather than ``const int *``:
.. code-block:: c++
typedef int *int_ptr;
void f(const int_ptr ptr) {
*ptr = 0; // potentially quite unexpectedly the int can be modified here
ptr = 0; // does not compile
The check does not diagnose when the underlying ``typedef``/``using`` type is a
pointer to a ``const`` type or a function pointer type. This is because the
``const`` qualifier is less likely to be mistaken because it would be redundant
(or disallowed) on the underlying pointee type.