[Bug libstdc++/95048] New: wstring-constructor of std::filesystem::path throws for non-ASCII characters

kontakt at neonfoto dot de gcc-bugzilla@gcc.gnu.org
Mon May 11 07:59:09 GMT 2020


            Bug ID: 95048
           Summary: wstring-constructor of std::filesystem::path throws
                    for non-ASCII characters
           Product: gcc
           Version: 10.0
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: libstdc++
          Assignee: unassigned at gcc dot gnu.org
          Reporter: kontakt at neonfoto dot de
  Target Milestone: ---

When trying to port our Windows application to Linux, I encountered a problem
constructing an instance of std::filesystem::path with a wide-character literal
containing a non-ASCII wchar:

#include <filesystem>

int main()
    std::filesystem::path p = L"ä";

This builds fine with g++-10 -Wall -Wextra -pedantic -std=c++17 minimal.cpp on
my Ubuntu 18.04 in WSL (using g++ from this ppa:
https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-toolchain-r/+archive/ubuntu/test) but throws an
exception on execution: 

terminate called after throwing an instance of
  what():  filesystem error: Cannot convert character sequence: Invalid or
incomplete multibyte or wide character

Reading the C++ standard, I believe this should not happen and libstdc++ should
be able to convert the wchar literal to a path. Using clang with libc++ instead
of libstdc++ performs a conversion as I expected. Trying different versions of
g++ in the Compiler Explorer (https://godbolt.org/z/KQD1I6) shows that this
also used to work with g++9.1 and stopped working in g++9.2.

The problem was already described by someone else in this StackOverflow post:

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