Bug 59766 - g++ wrong virtual function in template base class destructor
g++ wrong virtual function in template base class destructor
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: gcc (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jakub Jelinek
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2002-02-12 17:08 EST by Jim Rees
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:40 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-07-26 17:47:27 EDT
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reproducer program (1.49 KB, text/plain)
2002-02-12 17:09 EST, Jim Rees
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Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2002:055 contract SHIPPED_LIVE Updated version of GCC 2.96-RH now available 2002-04-02 00:00:00 EST

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Description Jim Rees 2002-02-12 17:08:11 EST
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.12; Mac_PowerPC)

Description of problem:

In the case of a base class which is an instance of a template, if its 
destructor invokes a virtual member function which was overridden by a 
more derived class, that override is invoked instead of the base class's 
own member function.   This violates the C++ standard (12.7.3).   This 
bug appears to be specific to the 2.96-series of RedHat compilers.

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How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:

Compile and run the attached C++ program.

Actual Results:  The string "DerivedClass Close() invoked, BROKEN!" is 

Expected Results:  The string "BaseClass Close() invoked, CORRECT!" 
should be printed.

Additional info:

The bug is not present in RH6.2, is present in 7.1, and 7.2.  7.0 not tested.
Comment 1 Jim Rees 2002-02-12 17:09:55 EST
Created attachment 45440 [details]
reproducer program
Comment 2 Jakub Jelinek 2002-02-14 18:12:20 EST
gcc 3.0-3.0.2 had the same bug, fixed by Jason Merrill in December last year.
Should be fixed in gcc-2.96-103, currently at
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2002-07-26 17:47:28 EDT
An errata has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report. 
This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen 
this bug report if the solution does not work for you.


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