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157. Meaningless error handling for pword() and iword()

Section: [] Status: Dup Submitter: Dietmar Kühl Opened: 1999-07-20 Last modified: 2016-01-28

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Duplicate of: 41


According to paragraphs 2 and 4 of [], the functions iword() and pword() "set the badbit (which might throw an exception)" on failure. ... but what does it mean for ios_base to set the badbit? The state facilities of the IOStream library are defined in basic_ios, a derived class! It would be possible to attempt a down cast but then it would be necessary to know the character type used...