19. "Noconv" definition too vague

Section: 25.4.1.4 [locale.codecvt] Status: TC1 Submitter: Nathan Myers Opened: 1998-08-06 Last modified: 2016-08-08

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Duplicate of: 10

Discussion:

In the definitions of codecvt<>::do_out and do_in, they are specified to return noconv if "no conversion is needed". This definition is too vague, and does not say normatively what is done with the buffers.

Proposed resolution:

Change the entry for noconv in the table under paragraph 4 in section 25.4.1.4.2 [locale.codecvt.virtuals] to read:

noconv: internT and externT are the same type, and input sequence is identical to converted sequence.

Change the Note in paragraph 2 to normative text as follows:

If returns noconv, internT and externT are the same type and the converted sequence is identical to the input sequence [from,from_next). to_next is set equal to to, the value of state is unchanged, and there are no changes to the values in [to, to_limit).