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From: Jens Maurer (Jens.Maurer_at_[hidden])
Date: 2001-01-23 16:56:05

John Maddock wrote:
> There is something strange about numeric_limits here, the following code
> compiles OK:
> # include <limits>
> template <class T> struct int_check
> {
> BOOST_STATIC_ASSERT(std::numeric_limits<T>::is_specialized == false);
> };
> typedef int_check<int> check;
> There's something strange going on with gcc and Borland C++ as well: they
> appear not to care one way or another (I can't get the test to fail with
> these compilers).

That's because int_check<int> is never instantiated. "typedef" just defines
another name for it, but does not cause instantiation. If you remove
the "typedef", thus defining a variable "check", it works (i.e. the compiler
gives an error, at least my gcc and Comeau C++ on Linux do).

Jens Maurer

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