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Re: Strange C++ function pointer test
- From: Jonathan Wakely <jwakely dot gcc at gmail dot com>
- To: James Dennett <james dot dennett at gmail dot com>
- Cc: Dominik Vogt <vogt at linux dot vnet dot ibm dot com>, "gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org" <gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org>
- Date: Sat, 2 Jan 2016 11:42:33 +0000
- Subject: Re: Strange C++ function pointer test
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On 31 December 2015 at 18:49, James Dennett <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 31, 2015 at 4:42 AM, Jonathan Wakely <email@example.com>
>> On 31 December 2015 at 11:54, Dominik Vogt wrote:
>> > Is there a requirement for a certain minimum Glibc version for
>> > this to work?
>> It doesn't work with any glibc, because it doesn't declare the C++
>> Libstdc++ has an include/c_compatibility/math.h header that would
>> include <cmath> (which declares the C++ overloads) and then pull them
>> into the global namespace, but that isn't used on GNU/Linux, and would
>> create other problems.
> What other problems?
> It's something of an assumption of the C++ Standard that it's practical for
> C++ implementations to provide such wrappers to add overloads for C++. If
> that's causing some fundamental problem then we should document it (and
> ideally address it).
Not fundamental problems in the standard, just with the implementation
of that header. It won't work as is and would need changes, but I
don't think doing it that way is the right fix for GNU/Linux anyway.
If we fix it in glibc we don't need that header.
>> This is already in Bugzilla:
> I don't see much information on that bug, beyond an assertion that this
> needs coordination with the underlying C library. There's a reference to an
> e-mail thread, but there's little more information in the thread.
Is that a question? :-)
The point is just it's a known bug, not that Bugzilla contains all the
> p.s. a tentatively ready DR indicates that the C++ headers should stop
> splitting the overloads for std::abs/::abs up, so that if you include either
> cmath or cstdlib (or the deprecated/C compatibility headers) you get the
> full overload set. That seems the only way, short of a warning like
> Clang's, to ensure that people write correct code when they use abs().