[Bug c++/56774] New: G++ 4.8 reverses variadic template types during unpacking

w.shane.grant at gmail dot com gcc-bugzilla@gcc.gnu.org
Thu Mar 28 21:22:00 GMT 2013


             Bug #: 56774
           Summary: G++ 4.8 reverses variadic template types during
    Classification: Unclassified
           Product: gcc
           Version: 4.8.0
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: major
          Priority: P3
         Component: c++
        AssignedTo: unassigned@gcc.gnu.org
        ReportedBy: w.shane.grant@gmail.com

In g++ 4.8, it seems as if variadic templates are reversed when being unpacked.
 Consider the following minimal example:

#include <tuple>
#include <iostream>

template <class T, class ... OtherT>
void something( std::tuple<T, OtherT...> & tup )
  std::cout << std::get<1>(tup) << std::endl;

int main()
  std::tuple<int, char, bool> myTuple(3, 'a', true);

  // Compiles OK in GCC 4.6.3 but NOT 4.8
  something<int, char, bool>( myTuple );

  // Compiles OK in GCC 4.8 but NOT 4.6.3
  something<int, bool, char>( myTuple );

  return 0;

The output of this, if the appropriate line is commented out, will be: 'a'.  To
get code that previously worked under 4.6.3, the template parameters that will
be unpacked have to be reversed.

See relevant Stack Overflow post here:

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