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[RFC] libstdc++/16956 vs interpretation of 188.8.131.52, p13
- From: Paolo Carlini <pcarlini at suse dot de>
- To: libstdc++ <libstdc++ at gcc dot gnu dot org>
- Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2004 22:17:39 +0200
- Subject: [RFC] libstdc++/16956 vs interpretation of 184.108.40.206, p13
this PR basically questions our interpretation of the standard: we have
*always* (in v3) interpreted 220.127.116.11, p13 as meaning that the return
value is pos_type(newoff), where newoff has the value computed *before*
changing xnext: in other terms, we return the "old position", as per
According to submitter we should return instead the "new position",
corresponding to a newoff evaluated *after* updating xnext.
Well, Icc/Dinkum appear to agree with this different reading and, in
fact, the wording of the standard: "pos_type(newoff), constructed from
the resultant offset newoff (of type off_type), that stores the
resultant stream position, if possible." seems rather favourable to it...
Changing this behavior is very easy but it's important to reach a
complete agreement about the issue.