9 Declarations [dcl.dcl]

9.8 Namespaces [basic.namespace]

9.8.3 Namespace alias [namespace.alias]

A namespace-alias-definition declares an alternate name for a namespace according to the following grammar:
The identifier in a namespace-alias-definition is a synonym for the name of the namespace denoted by the qualified-namespace-specifier and becomes a namespace-alias.
[Note 1:
When looking up a namespace-name in a namespace-alias-definition, only namespace names are considered, see [basic.lookup.udir].
— end note]
In a declarative region, a namespace-alias-definition can be used to redefine a namespace-alias declared in that declarative region to refer only to the namespace to which it already refers.
[Example 1:
The following declarations are well-formed: namespace Company_with_very_long_name { /* ... */ } namespace CWVLN = Company_with_very_long_name; namespace CWVLN = Company_with_very_long_name; // OK: duplicate namespace CWVLN = CWVLN;
— end example]