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Re: GCC 7.3.0 -std=gnu++17 failed to getline() from std::ifstream

Ivan Shynkarenka wrote:
I use x64 bit Cygwin and it failed in my home, work and Appveyor.  I add
cygcheck.out with my environment.

I'm sorry about misspell prefix space in my prev example. Please try the
following one:

#include <fstream>
#include <iostream>

int main(int argc, char** argv)
     std::string line;
     std::ifstream stream("test.cpp");
     while (getline(stream, line))
         std::cout << line << std::endl;
     return 0;

g++ -std=gnu++17 test.cpp

Could reproduce this with 32 and 64 bit Cygwin g++ 7.3.0

A comparison of preprocessor (-E) outputs shows that the "extern template" declarations for getline() are only visible for C++ <= 14. These are guarded by "__cplusplus <= 1402" in basic_string.tcc. This should tell the compiler to generate new code for getline() if C++17 is enabled instead of calling the (now incompatible) function in cygstdc++-6.dll.

A comparison of assembly (-S) outputs shows that this does not work: If C++17 is enabled, the compiler correctly generates local code for getline(istream &, string &) but this code calls an external getline(istream &, string &, char). Then the linker generates a call to this getline() in cygstdc++-6.dll.

This is because there is a bogus prototype specialization for getline(istream &, string &, char) in basic_string.h but no corresponding implementation in basic_string.tcc. This has apparently an equivalent effect as 'extern template'.

The attached patch for
fixes this.


--- basic_string.h.orig	2018-05-03 06:22:46.000000000 +0200
+++ basic_string.h	2018-06-12 15:56:03.215179300 +0200
@@ -6329,18 +6329,6 @@
     { return std::getline(__is, __str); }
-  template<>
-    basic_istream<char>&
-    getline(basic_istream<char>& __in, basic_string<char>& __str,
-	    char __delim);
-  template<>
-    basic_istream<wchar_t>&
-    getline(basic_istream<wchar_t>& __in, basic_string<wchar_t>& __str,
-	    wchar_t __delim);
 } // namespace
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