Strongly typed enums as bit fields

Jonathan Wakely
Sun Nov 20 18:17:00 GMT 2011

2011/11/20 Владимир Андреев:
> C:\MinGW\bin>gcc E:/Test/Main.cpp -o E:/Test/Out.exe -std=c++0x
> E:/Test/Main.cpp:9:18: error: bit-field 'Field1' with non-integral type
> MSVC 11.0 normally processes this program.
> Why GCC throws this error and MCVC doesn't?

I think this should be valid, the standard says "A bit-field shall have
integral or enumeration type (3.9.1)."

Please report it to bugzilla, thanks.

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