Bug 901 - STL vector with initializer problem.
Summary: STL vector with initializer problem.
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: egcs
Version: 5.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Preston Brown
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Reported: 1999-01-20 20:59 UTC by swift
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-03-22 20:25:48 UTC

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Description swift 1999-01-20 20:59:55 UTC

I've encountered an odd problem with compiling legacy code
that uses STL.  I recently upgraded to RH 5.2 {egcs
(egcs-2.90.29 980515 (egcs-1.0.3 release))} from RH 5.0 {gcc
(version}.  The platform is a PC and the processor
is a Pentium II.  Below is sample code that exercises the

   #include <vector>

   int main(void)
      vector<int> a(10,0);

Here is a transcript of a compilation session:

egcs foo.cc -o foo -lstdc++
/usr/include/g++/stl_vector.h:113: no type named
`iterator_category' in `int'
/usr/include/g++/stl_vector.h:113: no type named
`value_type' in `int'
/usr/include/g++/stl_vector.h:113: no type named
`difference_type' in `int'
/usr/include/g++/stl_vector.h:113: no type named `pointer'
in `int'
/usr/include/g++/stl_vector.h:113: no type named `reference'
in `int'
/usr/include/g++/stl_iterator.h: In function `{error}
iterator_category<int>(const int &)':
/usr/include/g++/stl_iterator.h:126: confused by earlier
errors, bailing out

Compilation exited abnormally with code 1 at Wed Jan 20

The problem appears to originate with the use of an integer
initializer in the constructor.  If I use an unsigned int as
an initializer like this: {vector<int> a(10,0U);} or even a
float like this: {vector<int> a(10,0.0);} then the problem
disappears.  Similarly, it doesn't matter whether the vector
itself is integer, float, or double ... the same compilation
error occurs if an integer is used in the initialization

So what bit of nefarious activity is responsible here?


Comment 1 Preston Brown 1999-03-22 20:25:59 UTC
This appears to have been a compiler problem.  The code fragment
compiles without trouble using egcs 1.1.2, which ships with Red Hat
Linux 5.9 beta, and will be the default Red Hat Linux 6.0 compiler as

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