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Bug 5039

Summary: Support need GCC in
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: rkatti
Component: egcsAssignee: Nalin Dahyabhai <nalin>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact:
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Priority: high    
Version: 6.0CC: rkatti
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Hardware: i386   
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Last Closed: 1999-09-10 15:29:51 UTC Type: ---
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Description rkatti 1999-09-10 08:05:48 UTC

I have been using the following on my Red Hat linux 6.0
Intel machine :-
gcc version egcs-2.91.66 19990314/Linux (egcs-1.1.2 release)

I have a problem in compiling the following C++ program
containing template code on this version of the compiler.
It is A BUG IN THIS version of compiler.

The program is as follows :-

#include  <stdio.h>
#include <stdlib.h>

class Dummy {

 int i;

template < class X >
class Array {
int i;
public :
static void * operator new(size_t ) ;

void * Array<Dummy>::operator new(size_t  i) {
printf ("\n new of Dummy ");
return (void *)malloc(i);

template <class X> void * Array<class X>::operator
new(size_t  i) {
printf ("\n new of X");
return (void *)malloc(i);

Array<Dummy> *a;
Array<int> *i;

int main () {

a = new Array<Dummy>;
i = new Array<int>;

return 0;


This program gets compiled on the older version of compiler
but on the newer version it gives the following
error message :-
 " c.cxx:15: template-id `operator new<>' for
new<>(size_t)' does not match any template declaration "

 But, this bug is FIXED on "GCC 2.95.1". I checked
this by downloading the source code of GCC-2.95.1 and
building the compiler on my machine.

 Could you please suggest me the egcs-rpm-number or patch
that contains the fix. Also please, let me know the
source from where I could dowload this patch/rpm.

Raghvendra Katti

Comment 1 Jim Kingdon 1999-09-10 15:29:59 UTC
We do not expect to be providing a GCC 2.95.x RPM any time soon.
While 2.95.x does contain many C++ fixes, it also is binary
incompatible for C++ and has many problems on the Alpha.