53. Basic_ios destructor unspecified

Section: 30.5.5.2 [basic.ios.cons] Status: TC1 Submitter: Matt Austern Opened: 1998-06-23 Last modified: 2016-02-10

Priority: Not Prioritized

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Discussion:

There's nothing in 27.4.4 saying what basic_ios's destructor does. The important question is whether basic_ios::~basic_ios() destroys rdbuf().

Proposed resolution:

Add after 30.5.5.2 [basic.ios.cons] paragraph 2:

virtual ~basic_ios();

Notes: The destructor does not destroy rdbuf().

Rationale:

The LWG reviewed the additional question of whether or not rdbuf(0) may set badbit. The answer is clearly yes; it may be set via clear(). See 30.5.5.3 [basic.ios.members], paragraph 6. This issue was reviewed at length by the LWG, which removed from the original proposed resolution a footnote which incorrectly said "rdbuf(0) does not set badbit".