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721. wstring_convert inconsistensies

Section: 99 [depr.conversions.string] Status: NAD Submitter: Bo Persson Opened: 2007-08-27 Last modified: 2017-04-22

Priority: Not Prioritized

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Paragraph 3 says that the Codecvt template parameter shall meet the requirements of std::codecvt, even though std::codecvt itself cannot be used (because of a protected destructor).

How are we going to explain this code to beginning programmers?

template<class I, class E, class S>
struct codecvt : std::codecvt<I, E, S>
    { }

void main()
    std::wstring_convert<codecvt<wchar_t, char, std::mbstate_t> > compiles_ok;
    std::wstring_convert<std::codecvt<wchar_t, char, std::mbstate_t> >   not_ok;

[ San Francisco: ]

Bill will propose a resolution.

[ 2009-07 Frankfurt: ]

codecvt isn't intended for beginning programmers. This is a regrettable consequence of the original design of the facet.

Move to NAD.

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