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From: John Maddock (john_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-06-30 07:31:54

AlisdairM wrote:
>> Attached is the test file for a proposed new defect macro,
>> This identifies compilers (such as Borland) that do not always
>> convert expressions to bool as required by 5.14/5.15 and elsewhere.
>> The
>> workaround is fairly simple - detect the bad compiler and add an
>> additional static_cast<bool>( ) around the (sub)expression.
>> This only really catches classes relying on the
>> convertible-to-unspecified-bool-type idiom.
>> The test results I am posting have applied this workaround in a
>> number
>> of places, and obviously I would prefer to post those patches with a
>> defect macro rather than compiler (and version) specific workarounds.
>> Note: the tests checks all 'boolean contexts', not just the two or
>> three that fail with Borland. I don't know if this will catch any
>> other compilers.
>> As ever, I am open to suggestions for a better name.

Looks fine to me, please go ahead with this,


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