1414. Fixing remaining dead links to POS_T and OFF_T

Section: 24.2.3.2 [char.traits.specializations.char16_t] Status: C++11 Submitter: BSI Opened: 2010-08-25 Last modified: 2016-02-10

Priority: Not Prioritized

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Duplicate of: 1444

Discussion:

Addresses GB-109, GB-123

It is not clear what the specification means for u16streampos, u32streampos or wstreampos when they refer to the requirements for POS_T in 21.2.2, as there are no longer any such requirements. Similarly the annex D.7 refers to the requirements of type POS_T in 27.3 that no longer exist either.

Clarify the meaning of all cross-reference to the removed type POS_T.

[ Post-Rapperswil, Daniel provides the wording. ]

When preparing the wording for this issue I first thought about adding both u16streampos and u32streampos to the [iostream.forward] header <iosfwd> synopsis similar to streampos and wstreampos, but decided not to do so, because the IO library does not yet actively support the char16_t and char32_t character types. Adding those would misleadingly imply that they would be part of the iostreams. Also, the addition would make them also similarly equal to a typedef to fpos<mbstate_t>, as for streampos and wstreampos, so there is no loss for users that would like to use the proper fpos instantiation for these character types.

Additionally the way of referencing was chosen to follow the style suggested by NB comment GB 108.

Moved to Tentatively Ready with proposed wording after 5 positive votes on c++std-lib.

[ Adopted at 2010-11 Batavia ]

Proposed resolution:

The following wording changes are against N3126.

  1. Change [char.traits.specializations.char16_t]p.1 as indicated:

    1 - The type u16streampos shall be an implementation-defined type that satisfies the requirements for POS_T in 21.2.2pos_type in [iostreams.limits.pos].

  2. Change [char.traits.specializations.char32_t]p.1 as indicated:

    1 - The type u32streampos shall be an implementation-defined type that satisfies the requirements for POS_T in 21.2.2pos_type in [iostreams.limits.pos].

  3. Change [char.traits.specializations.wchar.t]p.2 as indicated:

    2 - The type wstreampos shall be an implementation-defined type that satisfies the requirements for POS_T in 21.2.2pos_type in [iostreams.limits.pos].

  4. Change [fpos.operations], Table 124 — Position type requirements as indicated:

    Table 124 — Position type requirements
    Expression Return type ...
    ... ... ...
    O(p) OFF_Tstreamoff ...
    ... ... ...
    o = p - q OFF_Tstreamoff ...
    streamsize(o)
    O(sz)
    streamsize
    OFF_Tstreamoff
    ...
  5. Change [depr.ios.members]p.1 as indicated:

    namespace std {
     class ios_base {
     public:
       typedef T1 io_state;
       typedef T2 open_mode;
       typedef T3 seek_dir;
       typedef OFF_Timplementation-defined streamoff;
       typedef POS_Timplementation-defined streampos;
       // remainder unchanged
     };
    }
    
  6. Change [depr.ios.members]p.5+6 as indicated:

    5 - The type streamoff is an implementation-defined type that satisfies the requirements of type OFF_T (27.5.1)off_type in [iostreams.limits.pos].

    6 - The type streampos is an implementation-defined type that satisfies the requirements of type POS_T (27.3)pos_type in [iostreams.limits.pos].