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From: Ross Boylan (ross_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-01-28 21:13:51

I have a function declared bool that is acting rather non-bool.
std::cout << obj.fn()
gives me "76" and
BOOST_CHECK_EQUAL(obj.fn), true)
fails, with the message
/home/ross/peter/R/mspath/src/test/ error in
"obs_covariates": test env.matchesObservation() == true failed [76 != 1]

std::cout << true
prints "1".
obj.fn() works OK as an argument to if (obj.fn()).

I am using g++ 1:3.3.5-5 on Debian GNU/Linux. I've tried -O2 and -O1;
same behavior either way.

boost is 1.31.0-9

The function is declared
        bool matchesObservation() const

Maybe bool is being typedef'd or #define'd to int somewhere, for
compatibility with old code? Probably not; I tried printing
typeid(xxx).name() and got "b" for true and the function return value,
while I got "i" for the number 1.

I tried tracing into the code with limited success. Some mix of the
fact that the underlying libraries weren't a debug version, that the
code was optimized, and that there are #line directives (the source
files were generated out of another file) made it hard to follow.

Any suggestions?

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