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Copy Constructor Problem with 3.2.2??


  I have a problem with the copy constructor.  I have knocked up a simple 
program that demonstrates this problem.  I have compiled this same program 
using Visual C++ (windows) and it compiles & runs as I would have expected.

When I tryed compiling this same program on 3.2.2 (& 2.96) the compiler gives 
the following error:-

  x.cc: In function `int main()':
  x.cc:34: no matching function for call to `Point::Point(Point)'
  x.cc:19: candidates are: Point::Point(Point&)

There may now be good reason for this error (its been a while since I have 
done a lot of C++), but I'm curious as to what it is.  Of course I could 
change ret to return a reference, but then thats not a good thing to do 
(return automatic variables by reference).  I could make the variable that is 
being returned static, but again I'm not sure if thats a good thing to do?

Note:- the real code that demonstrates this problem is much more complex then 
this example;  

The code I'm porting used to compile & run on a very old version of g++ and 
I'm trying to build it on a newer version (on Linux.).  

Of course I cant try and create a copy constructor Point::Point(Point) 
because the compiler wont let me.

Any comments would be welcome

CODE
=====
#include <stdio.h>
class Point
{
  protected:
    double x1;
    double y1;
  public:
    Point();                    // Default constructor
    Point (Point& pt);          // Copy Constructor
    Point ret();                // Member Function
};

Point::Point() // Default constructor
{
  x1=0.0; y1=0.0;
}

Point::Point (Point& pt) // Copy Constructor
{
  x1 = pt.x1;
  y1 = pt.y1;
}

Point Point::ret() // General Member function
{
  Point local;     // Local variable
  return local;    // Return it by value
}

main()
{
  Point m;                      // Default constructor
  Point n=m;                    // COPY constructor....works
  Point o=m.ret();              // COPY constructor, does not compile!!!
  /*
  g++ x.cc
  x.cc: In function `int main()':
  x.cc:34: no matching function for call to `Point::Point(Point)'
  x.cc:19: candidates are: Point::Point(Point&)
  */
}

  Thanks for your help

   Phil


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