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Re: [PATCH] PR libstdc++/79254 fix exception-safety in std::string::operator=

On 01/02/17 11:42 +0000, Jonathan Wakely wrote:
On 27/01/17 16:16 +0000, Jonathan Wakely wrote:
This implements the strong exception-safety guarantee that is required
by [string.require] p2, which the new string can fail to meet when
propagate_on_container_copy_assignment (POCCA) is true.

The solution is to define a helper that takes ownership of the
string's memory (and also the associated allocator, length and
capacity) and either deallocates it after the assignment, or swaps it
back in if an exception happens (i.e. commit or rollback).

	PR libstdc++/79254
	* config/abi/pre/gnu.ver: Add new symbols.
	* include/bits/basic_string.h [_GLIBCXX_USE_CXX11_ABI]
	(basic_string::_M_copy_assign): New overloaded functions to perform
	copy assignment.
	(basic_string::operator=(const basic_string&)): Dispatch to
	* include/bits/basic_string.tcc [_GLIBCXX_USE_CXX11_ABI]
	(basic_string::_M_copy_assign(const basic_string&, true_type)):
	Define, performing rollback on exception.
	* testsuite/21_strings/basic_string/allocator/char/
	Test exception-safety guarantee.
	* testsuite/21_strings/basic_string/allocator/wchar_t/
	* testsuite/util/testsuite_allocator.h (uneq_allocator::swap): Make
	std::swap visible.

The backports for the branches will be a bit different, as we can't
add new exports to closed symbol versions, so I'll keep everything in
operator= instead of tag dispatching. The POCCA code path will still
be dependent on a constant expression, so should be optimized away for
most allocators.

Whlie working on the backport of this I realised the RAII
commit-and-rollback approach is a lot more complicated than simply
doing the new allocation before making any changes to *this.

Here's the backport for the branches, which shows that the new
approach is much closer to the original code and much simpler.

Tested x86_64-linux, committed to gcc-6-branch and gcc-5-branch.

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