[PATCH] KSharedPtr operator== problem

Thiago Macieira thiago at kde.org
Sat Oct 4 10:55:31 BST 2008

Adriaan de Groot wrote:
>On Saturday 04 October 2008 09:29:12 Thiago Macieira wrote:
>> I asked our C++ standard experts in-house about the subject. Roberto
>> couldn't come up with a definitive answer: we can't decide whether the
>> standard allows it or not.
>OK. At some point "does it compile with the tools we have?" trumps "does
> the standard allow it?" anyway. There must be some subtlety I'm missing
> there.
>What would help in this specific case is a complete test program (from
> Alex) (with no dependency on an installed KDE, if possible) that
> exercises this stuff so we can just throw it at the non-gcc compilers
> and see what happens.

Try this:

template<class T> class MyClass;
template<class T> void friendFunction(MyClass<T> &t);

template<class T> class MyClass
    template<class X> friend void friendFunction(MyClass<T> t);
    template<class X> friend class MyClass;
    T i;
    MyClass() : i(1) { }

    template<class X> void set(MyClass<X> x)
    { i = x.i; }

template<class T> void friendFunction(MyClass<T> &t)
{ ++t.i; }

int main()
    MyClass<int> i;

    MyClass<short> s;

This works fine in GCC 4.3, but fails in 3.3.6:
/dev/stdin: In function `void friendFunction(MyClass<T>&) [with T = int]':
/dev/stdin:19:   instantiated from here
/dev/stdin:5: error: `int MyClass<int>::i' is private
/dev/stdin:14: error: within this context

I added the macro Q_NO_TEMPLATE_FRIENDS to qglobal.h to test this compiler 

BTW, QSharedPointer also requires partial template specialisation and 
member template functions. That excludes a lot of old compilers from using 
it already.

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