Re: Fixing old code for GCC 3.2...
Marcelo E. Magallon wrote:
In sort, this:
virtual Base* foo();
class Derived : public Base
the foo() method returns a different type depending on the type of the
Of course, this specific example won't trigger the bug, as a Derived*
has the same representation as a Base*, i.e. there is no pointer
adjustment necessary. This was working in gcc since 2.8 or so.
A little more complicated is the case where Base is not the primary base
(e.g. when you have Derived: Other, Base); this case didn't work in
2.95, but does in 3.2.
The only unsupported case left is that of a virtual base.