[PATCH] problem with static variables in template functions

Alexandre Oliva oliva@dcc.unicamp.br
Thu Aug 13 04:54:00 GMT 1998

Trevor Yann <TYann@vet.com.au> writes:

> I'm not sure that this patch is correct. The default linkage for an
> inline function is internal, rather than external.

In C++, the `inline' keyword does not cause a function to have
internal linkage.

> Inline functions with internal linkage are allowed (required?) to have a
> different instance of any local static variables for each translation
> unit that uses the function.

In C++, an inline function must have the same address in all
translation units, and its local static variables must be unified
across translation units [dcl.fct.spec]/4

Alexandre Oliva
mailto:oliva@dcc.unicamp.br mailto:aoliva@acm.org
Universidade Estadual de Campinas, SP, Brasil

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