Re: Setting Structure Defaults

Victor Bazarov <v.bazarov@comcast.invalid>
Sun, 07 Aug 2011 13:16:29 -0400
On 8/7/2011 12:17 PM, Mike Copeland wrote:

[..] I received a maximum number of C2440 errors with this
code (VS6.0 on Windows XP), but I thought posting a compiler/system-
specific error was/is greatly frowned upon here. Also, regarding the
FAQ 5.8, since I couldn't compile this code (which was cut& pasted from
my program), I couldn't post working code. 8<{{
    I was only trying to find out how to write the string-initialize
code, and I thought my query was complete and appropriate.<sigh...>

VS6.0 is not Standard compliant by any stretch of the imagination.
Nobody in their right mind uses that compiler any longer. Please find a
better compiler and port to it (unless you really *have* to stick with
that fossil due to some 3rd party dependency, or whatever). AFA
std::string initialization from a string literal (double-quoted stuff in
your program), you will have to use this form:

     struct BLAH { std::string s; } blah[] = { std::string("blah") };

because the compiler is so bad that it can't understand that it needs to
use a specific constructor.

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