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Boost::Bind strange compilation errors

P G
I hope this is on topic here. I have a problem compiling a simple
example of the use of boost::bind. Please take a look at the program
below.
/*************** *************** *************** *************** **************/

#include <boost/function.hpp>
#include <boost/bind.hpp>
#include <boost/shared_ptr.hpp>
#include <iostream>
#include <memory>

using namespace boost;

struct X{

void f()
{
std::cout<<"Bin d Test\n";
}
};

int main()
{

X x;

shared_ptr<X> p(new X());

bind(&X::f, p)(); //fine

bind(&X::f, &x)(); //fine

bind(&X::f, ref(x))(); //fine

bind(&X::f, x)(); //will not compile

return 0;
}

/*************** *************** *************** *************** *********/

I can bind the member function ponter to a smart pointer, to an
ordinary pointer, or to a reference wrapper but I get compile errors
in the last case.
The documentation suggests that bind should make a copy of x. I have
used two compilers (MSVC 2003 and gcc 3.2) and both of them barf on
the last invocation of bind.

The GCC error message is:

c:/boost/boost/bind/mem_fn_template .hpp: In member function `R
boost::_mfi::mf 0<R, T>::call(U&, const T*) const [with U = const X,
R =
void, T = X]':
c:/boost/boost/bind/mem_fn_template .hpp:51: instantiated from `R
boost::_mfi::
mf0<R, T>::operator()( U&) const [with U = const X, R = void, T = X]'
c:/boost/boost/bind.hpp:186: instantiated from `R
boost::_bi::lis t1<A1>::opera
tor()(boost::_b i::type<R>, F, A&) const [with R = void, F =
boost::_mfi::mf 0<voi
d, X>, A = boost::_bi::lis t0, A1 = boost::_bi::val ue<X>]'
c:/boost/boost/bind/bind_template.h pp:21: instantiated from
`boost::_bi::re sul
t_traits<R, F>::type boost::_bi::bin d_t<R, F, L>::operator()( ) [with R
= void, F
= boost::_mfi::mf 0<void, X>, L =
boost::_bi::lis t1<boost::_bi:: value<X> >]'
b.cpp:36: instantiated from here
c:/boost/boost/bind/mem_fn_template .hpp:32: invalid conversion from
`const X*'
to `X*'

Has anybody encountered this?

Thanks.
Jul 22 '05 #1
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In article <62************ **************@ posting.google. com>,
qu*******@hotma il.com (P G) wrote:
/*************** *************** *************** *************** **************/

#include <boost/function.hpp>
#include <boost/bind.hpp>
#include <boost/shared_ptr.hpp>
#include <iostream>
#include <memory>

using namespace boost;

struct X{

void f()
{
std::cout<<"Bin d Test\n";
}
};

int main()
{

X x;

shared_ptr<X> p(new X());

bind(&X::f, p)(); //fine

bind(&X::f, &x)(); //fine

bind(&X::f, ref(x))(); //fine

bind(&X::f, x)(); //will not compile

return 0;
}

/*************** *************** *************** *************** *********/

I can bind the member function ponter to a smart pointer, to an
ordinary pointer, or to a reference wrapper but I get compile errors
in the last case.
The documentation suggests that bind should make a copy of x. I have
used two compilers (MSVC 2003 and gcc 3.2) and both of them barf on
the last invocation of bind.


Your sample compiles for me using Metrowerks Pro 9 and boost 1.31.0.
I.e. the boost authors intend for your sample to compile.

-Howard
Jul 22 '05 #2
P G
Howard Hinnant <hi*****@metrow erks.com> wrote in message news:<hi******* *************** *****@syrcnyrdr s-03-ge0.nyroc.rr.co m>...
In article <62************ **************@ posting.google. com>,
qu*******@hotma il.com (P G) wrote:
/*************** *************** *************** *************** **************/

#include <boost/function.hpp>
#include <boost/bind.hpp>
#include <boost/shared_ptr.hpp>
#include <iostream>
#include <memory>

using namespace boost;

struct X{

void f()
{
std::cout<<"Bin d Test\n";
}
};

int main()
{

X x;

shared_ptr<X> p(new X());

bind(&X::f, p)(); //fine

bind(&X::f, &x)(); //fine

bind(&X::f, ref(x))(); //fine

bind(&X::f, x)(); //will not compile

return 0;
}

/*************** *************** *************** *************** *********/

I can bind the member function ponter to a smart pointer, to an
ordinary pointer, or to a reference wrapper but I get compile errors
in the last case.
The documentation suggests that bind should make a copy of x. I have
used two compilers (MSVC 2003 and gcc 3.2) and both of them barf on
the last invocation of bind.


Your sample compiles for me using Metrowerks Pro 9 and boost 1.31.0.
I.e. the boost authors intend for your sample to compile.

-Howard


Thanks for verifying that I wasn't misusing the library.

I just downloaded version 1.31 (I had version 1.30 previously) and
both compilers now accept the same code.
Jul 22 '05 #3

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