Subject: Re: [boost] [Serialization] Bizarre bug
From: Robert Ramey (ramey_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-08-03 17:12:34
I just compiled and ran this test with no problem on MSVC 7.1
troy d. straszheim wrote:
> Jarl Lindrud wrote:
>> There is a rather bizarre bug in Boost.Serialization, that was
>> reported on this list three years ago:
>> To sum up, a piece of code that is never even executed, is causing a
>> serialization error in a different part of the program.
>> Unfortunately it seems that this bug was never fixed - I just tried
>> it on Boost 1.39.0, and the bug is still there.
>> Any chance something can be done about it?
>> For reference, here is the sample program that reproduces the issue:
> Looks like UB to me. From the C++ standard:
> Note: in particular, a null reference cannot exist in a well-defined
> program, because the only way to create such a reference would be to
> bind it to the "object" obtained by dereferencing a null pointer,
> which causes undefined behavior. (§ 8.3.2, ¶ 4)
> There is plenty of stuff out on the net about this; I find this thread
> pretty entertaining:
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