Jeffrey Walton noloader@gmail.com
Tue Aug 16 12:23:00 GMT 2011

On Tue, Aug 16, 2011 at 8:11 AM, Jonathan Wakely <jwakely.gcc@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 16 August 2011 12:54, Jeffrey Walton <noloader@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 7:43 PM, Jonathan Wakely <jwakely.gcc@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On 16 August 2011 00:30, Jeffrey Walton wrote:
>>>> Hi All,
>>>> I'm testing a custom allocator. The allocator works well with vector,
>>>> but fails to link with basic_string (see below).
>>>> I looked through Stroustrup and could not find info on _Alloc_hider.
>>> It starts with an underscore followed by an upper case letter, so it's
>>> in the implementation namespace i.e. it's an implementation detail, so
>>> you're not going to find it in a book.
>>> [SNIP]
>>>> How does one one provided an allocator for use by a basic_string?
>>> By writing a type that meets the C++03 Allocator requirements, which
>>> yours doesn't.
>>> If you look at the source you'll see that _Alloc_hider is a type
>>> derived from the string's allocator_type, which is done to benefit
>>> from the Empty Base Optimization.  Since it is derived from the
>>> string's allocator type, it is convertible to the allocator type,...
>> Forgot to ask.... What are the C++03 retirements being violated? Or
> Your type isn't CopyConstructible because the copy constructor is explicit.
> basic_string::get_allocator() returns by value, which requires
> CopyConstructible.
>> better, does GCC publish a specification? (I don't have a bootleg copy
>> of the ISO/IEC copyrighted material).
> Why would it have to be a bootleg copy?
> You can buy legal copies electronically or as a book.
I recall the price was inexpensive. My problem was that I did not want
to give up a credit card. Laws and protections in the US are a joke,
and a citizen in another country has even fewer protections and
recourse. I believe I was the later - a US citizen making a foreign

Anyway, these standards should be free since they are worldwide (at
least as electronic versions). Its the cost of doing business.


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