[Bug c++/15538] New: Fails to recognize type name

igodard at pacbell dot net gcc-bugzilla@gcc.gnu.org
Wed May 19 23:52:00 GMT 2004

This is the "curiously recursive template" pattern, where the derived class is a template argument to its own base class, but modified by having the argument being the template for the derived class rather than a particular derived class. When the argument is a plain class (including template instance) then the base class can refer to the public type members of the argument. However in this case it doesn't find a public type member of an instantiation of the template argument.

The standard in this area is beyond me, so maybe it really isn't supposed to recognize the member type for some reason. But if so, please change the error message from:
/home/ivan/ootbc/common/include/allocator.hh:36: error: no type named `const_pointer' in `class StdAllocator<int>'

to something that indicates what is actually wrong, because in fact there is a type with that name and it can be referenced successfully from outside the StdAllocator<int>.

           Summary: Fails to recognize type name
           Product: gcc
           Version: 3.4.0
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: c++
        AssignedTo: unassigned at gcc dot gnu dot org
        ReportedBy: igodard at pacbell dot net
                CC: gcc-bugs at gcc dot gnu dot org


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