Re: Invalid C++ or bug in GCC 4.8

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Thu, 27 Jun 2013 05:27:59 -0700 (PDT)
On 2013-06-27 02:46, wrote:

I was quite unhappy to find out that code I've written years ago
suddenly fails to compile with the latest GCC (4.8). It compiles
without warning (with -Wall and -Wextra) with GCC 4.7.3 as well as
with Clang 3.2.

Below is a completely stripped down version of the code. Is this
illegal C++ code, or is this a bug in GCC 4.8?

The code looks invalid to me, see below why.

template <typename Signature, typename TypeId> class ObjectFactory;

template<typename Base , typename TypeId>
class ObjectFactory<Base (), TypeId> { };

struct Abstract { virtual ~Abstract() = 0; };

struct Concrete : Abstract { };

typedef ObjectFactory< Abstract(), int> MyFactory;

When compiling with GCC 4.8 I get the following error: error: ?type name? declared as
function returning an abstract class type
  typedef ObjectFactory< Abstract(), int> MyFactory;

The error looks appropriate to me. According to 10.4 [class.abstract],

"An abstract class shall not be used as a parameter type, as a
function return type, [..]"

This is clearly violated here.

HTH & Greetings from Bremen,

Daniel Kr?gler

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