11. Bitset minor problems

Section: 23.9.2 [template.bitset] Status: TC1 Submitter: Matt Austern Opened: 1998-01-22 Last modified: 2016-08-08

Priority: Not Prioritized

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Discussion:

(1) bitset<>::operator[] is mentioned in the class synopsis (23.3.5), but it is not documented in 23.3.5.2.

(2) The class synopsis only gives a single signature for bitset<>::operator[], reference operator[](size_t pos). This doesn't make much sense. It ought to be overloaded on const. reference operator[](size_t pos); bool operator[](size_t pos) const.

(3) Bitset's stream input function (23.3.5.3) ought to skip all whitespace before trying to extract 0s and 1s. The standard doesn't explicitly say that, though. This should go in the Effects clause.

Proposed resolution:

ITEMS 1 AND 2:

In the bitset synopsis (23.9.2 [template.bitset]), replace the member function

    reference operator[](size_t pos);

with the two member functions

    bool operator[](size_t pos) const;
    reference operator[](size_t pos);

Add the following text at the end of 23.9.2.2 [bitset.members], immediately after paragraph 45:

bool operator[](size_t pos) const;
Requires: pos is valid
Throws: nothing
Returns: test(pos)

bitset<N>::reference operator[](size_t pos);
Requires: pos is valid
Throws: nothing
Returns: An object of type bitset<N>::reference such that (*this)[pos] == this->test(pos), and such that (*this)[pos] = val is equivalent to this->set(pos, val);

Rationale:

The LWG believes Item 3 is not a defect. "Formatted input" implies the desired semantics. See 30.7.4.2 [istream.formatted].