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Subject: Re: [Boost-users] Boost.Regex 1.39.0: Crash in boost::sub_match::str()
From: Anthony Foglia (AFoglia_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-05-15 11:13:02

Peter Klotz wrote:
> The program below crashes when compiled and executed in Windows using MSVC8.
> The crash happens in boost::sub_match::str(). It seems that the internal structure m_subs gets somehow corrupted.
> The crash disappears when passing the const reference fileName instead of it->path().filename(). I have no idea why this should make any difference.

Regex does not keep a copy of the string, but instead uses the passed in
string. The result of the filename method is going out of scope
immediately after the regex_match call, and the memory in match.str() is

Binding the temporary to a const reference keeps the string valid
through the iteration of the loop.

See and

Anthony Foglia
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