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Subject: Re: [boost] [typeof] Weird VC++ compiler bug
From: Edward Diener (eldiener_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-05-23 13:02:33

On 5/23/2015 11:04 AM, Steven Watanabe wrote:
> On 05/23/2015 07:45 AM, Edward Diener wrote:
>> On 5/23/2015 8:12 AM, Rob Stewart wrote:
>>> On May 22, 2015 2:57:26 PM EDT, Edward Diener
>>> <eldiener_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>>> Oh Microsoft ! What's a little bug that you refuse to fix for at least
>>>> a decade and counting.
>>> Isn't the problem the lack of two-phase lookup in that compiler?
>> Considering that in my example which fails the class template never gets
>> instantiated it does not seem that the lack of two-phase lookup should
>> cause such an error. But whatever... Microsoft has a well-known system
>> in place by which they decide that known bugs should not be fixed if
>> they don't think it is important enough to do so.
> You can't blame microsoft too much for
> this particular problem, since the "native"
> typeof implementation of msvc relies
> on a compiler bug.

Does it rely on the exact compiler bug my OP illustrates ? Even if it
does it is hard to imagine that there would be no Boost.typeof for VC++,
since there is an implementation for more conforming compilers.

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