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From: Victor A. Wagner Jr. (vawjr_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-05-09 23:37:36

At Sunday 2005-05-08 13:29, you wrote:
>The situation re this platform is characterised by the following facts.
>a) The serialization libraries fail to build on the VC 8.0 platform.
>b) With my local copy of VC 8.0 on my local machine all libraries build and
>all tests results are the same as with VC 7.1
>c) up until a short time a go there was anohter VC 8.0 platform on the test
>matrix which showed all tests passing.
>I checked the library build failure and traced into spirit. Spirit tests
>also fail. I'm quite confident that addressing the spirit failures will fix
>the serialization library build failure for VC 8.0
>What, if anything, should be done about this? There are a couple of options
>a) Presume that its a quirk with VC 8.0 and just wait for it to go away in
>the next beta
>b) Persume its an error in Spirit and fix spirit so it passes the spirit
>c) Presume its an error in the serialization library.
>I'm not in a position to do b). So if that's the right thing I would hope
>someone would address it.
>I could do c) but would want to wait until b) isdone.
>So, for now, I'm doing a)

no, it's not a quirk in vc8.0 it's an illegal use of auto_ptr which I
didn't have a chance to chase further before my trip (specifically, someone
is doing a &(*someautoptr<blah>) where the current "value" of the pointer
is 0 .... I believe I posted a message which shows the section of the
specification which this violates.

I'm back from my trip now and will see if there is a relatively simple fix
to this architectural decision that &*someptr is a well-defined construct
(which I don't believe it is)

>Robert Ramey
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Victor A. Wagner Jr.
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