Bug 238468 - "syntax error before `>' token" when compiling, using templates
"syntax error before `>' token" when compiling, using templates
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: gcc3 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jakub Jelinek
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Reported: 2007-04-30 14:47 EDT by Mike
Modified: 2007-11-16 20:14 EST (History)
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Description Mike 2007-04-30 14:47:39 EDT
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Comment 1 Mike 2007-04-30 14:49:38 EDT
Sorry, hit enter too soon.  It seems that inside of a templated function call, a
templated member function will make it think it's a syntax error.  This work
fine in RHEL4, but does not in RHEL3, with the newest gcc-c++ and libraries.


[root@linuxdevhq01 test]$ g++ test.cpp
test.cpp: In function `void f()':
test.cpp:13: syntax error before `>' token


#include <iostream>

struct Object {
  template <typename T>
  T* g() {
    return NULL;

template <typename T>
void f() {
  Object o;
  T* d = o.g<T>();

int main() {
  return EXIT_SUCCESS;
Comment 2 Jakub Jelinek 2007-04-30 15:43:34 EDT
Please use
T* d = o.template g<T>();
instead in RHEL3.
While this is not mandatory in C++, this is one of the several problems that
can't be fixed easily (and safely) in the old C++ parser.  In G++ 3.4.0 the
C++ parser has been rewritten and this rewrite made it far more ISO C++

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