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Subject: Re: [boost] [filesystem.v3] v1.49 Path constructor issue in VS Debug configuration
From: Lars Viklund (zao_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-03-11 08:17:46

On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 10:46:36AM +0000, Fraser Hutchison wrote:
> Hello,
> The changes made to filesystem/v3/src/path.cpp between v1.48 and v1.49
> seem to be causing a crash if I initialise a path as e.g. a global
> variable or as a static class member, but only for a Debug build. (I'm
> using VS10 on 64-bit Win 7). The following program exhibits this
> behaviour:
> |#include "boost/filesystem/v3/path.hpp"
> boost::filesystem::path p("p");
> int main() { return 0; }
> |
> In Debug, I can see that the third path constructor calls |codecvt()|,
> which calls |wchar_t_codecvt_facet()|, which returns |codecvt_facet|.
> However, |codecvt_facet| hasn't been initialised at this point. This
> appears to only be the case for Debug builds though.

I've reproduced this after release but not had the time to jot together
a bug report yet, just some ranting on IRC.

> I'm unclear as to whether this is an MSVC bug though. I thought that
> the Standard required |codecvt_facet| to have been initialised before
> |wchar_t_codecvt_facet()| since it comes earlier in the same translation
> unit.
> Could someone please clarify whether I should file a bug report with
> boost please?

Please do, and you could always make a Connect bug against MSVC. It
should be possible to make a non-Boost standalone test case with use of
codecvt() in the dynamic initialization phase. Poking STL (the person)
might also be beneficial, as this probably falls under the standard

Lars Viklund | zao_at_[hidden]

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