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From:Warren Young Date:August 16 2012 11:33am
Subject:Re: Problem with types in sql_types.h
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On 8/16/2012 4:03 AM, Joseph Hesse wrote:
>      x = res[i]["Cost"];     // THIS LINE WON'T COMPILE

In future, please include compiler error messages with reporting such 
problems.  We don't all use the same toolchains or platforms.  Even if 
we did happen to in this case, that doesn't mean your test case is 
enough to match your symptom in all cases.

I assume you are getting an ambiguous operator error?

If so, the simple fix is:

	mysqlpp::sql_double_null x = res[i]["Cost"];

That is, don't separate the declaration and assignment.

Why does this work?  Because it causes a call to a Null<T,B> 
constructor, instead of Null<T,B>::operator=().

I'm not sure why this doesn't work just as well, though:

	mysqlpp::sql_double_null x(res[i]["Cost"]);

That should also call a ctor instead of an operator, but apparently GCC 
thinks it should be calling a different one in that case.

I'm also mystified why operator=() doesn't work in the first place. 
Null<T,B> defines the same set of operator=() as it defines ctors.  If 
the compiler can find a suitable ctor to call, it should be able to find 
a suitable operator.

This feels like one of those weird C++ corner cases, where you have to 
be a language lawyer to understand what declaration you're supposed to 
provide so the compiler doesn't run into ambiguous call situations.

If anyone can figure it out and provide a patch, it'll likely go in 
without much fuss, Null being a template and all.  (Template changes 
don't affect the library ABI.)
Problem with types in sql_types.hJoseph Hesse16 Aug
  • Re: Problem with types in sql_types.hWarren Young16 Aug
    • Re: Problem with types in sql_types.hMickael Wolff16 Aug
      • Re: Problem with types in sql_types.hMickael Wolff17 Aug