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Re: Strange C++ function pointer test

On Thu, 31 Dec 2015, Jonathan Wakely wrote:

There are other overloads of 'abs' declared in math.h / cmath (only in
namespace std in the second case, and there are bugs (or standard issues)
about having them in the global namespace for the first one).

That's not quite accurate, C++11 was altered slightly to reflect reality.

<cmath> is required to declare std::abs and it's unspecified whether
it also declares it as ::abs.

<math.h> is required to declare ::abs and it's unspecified whether it
also declares it as std::abs.

$ cat
#include <math.h>
int main(){

$ g++-snapshot -c -Wall -W In function 'int main()': error: 'abs' was not declared in this scope

That's what I called "bug" in my message (there are a few bugzilla PRs for this). It would probably work on Solaris.

And I seem to remember there are at least 2 open LWG issues on the topic, one saying that the C++11 change didn't go far enough to match reality, since it still documents C headers differently from the C standard, and one saying that all overloads of abs should be declared as soon as one is (yes, they contradict each other).

Marc Glisse

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