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From: Joel de Guzman (joel_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-06-16 12:20:29

Martin Apel wrote:

> the mentioned FAQ entry is about an assertion triggered at runtime, but
> I don't even come that far, because the problem happens
> at compile time.


> While trying to generate a small example, I found out,
> what is causing the problem:
> I marked the grammar class using the closure with __declspec(dllexport),
> which causes MSVC to instantiate all members of a template,
> even if they are never needed. It seems that otherwise the "context"
> member function is never instantiated.
> If you remove the __declspec(dllexport), everything compiles. I still
> think, that the code is wrong, because it returns a pointer, where it
> should return a reference. I have attached a small example, which
> triggers the problem.

No it is not. You can return a reference to a pointer. Example:

char const*& foo()
     static char const* s = "hi";
     return s;

> By the way, the example implements a real parser, which uses the
> standard C++ runtime to convert the real number into a double. I had to
> implement this,
> because I found out, that the Spirit real_p parser creates numerically
> different results from the standard runtime, i.e.
> parsing the string "1.8" delivers a number like 1.8000000532 using
> Spirit, while the C++ runtime delivers something like 1.7999999973,
> which is always closer
> to the real value. Please note, that these numbers are not accurate,
> they are simply meant to demonstrate, what I mean.

Wow, that's a strong accusation ;-) Again, code please. I can't
seem to reproduce your result:

     parse("1.8", real_p[assign_a(d)]);
     std::cout << d << std::endl;

gives me:


Hmmm... how about:

     parse("1.800000000000001", real_p[assign_a(d)];

gives me:



Joel de Guzman

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