default constructors of __declspec(selecany) variables not called - by tobias.loew

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ID 652743 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 0
Opened 3/22/2011 1:07:57 AM
Access Restriction Public


In the following example the constructor of stc_a is not called at startup, so the vtable is 0 and the program crashes at the call to foo() through a pointer to stc_a.
With stc_a_dummy (using the constructor with one argument) everything works fine.


#include <tchar.h>

class a 

    a(bool dummy)

    virtual void foo() const

__declspec( selectany ) extern const a stc_a;               // <-- not initialized at startup
__declspec( selectany ) extern const a stc_a_dummy(false);

int _tmain(int argc, _TCHAR* argv[])

    const a* ptr_a_dummy = &stc_a_dummy;

    const a* ptr_a = &stc_a;
    ptr_a->foo();               //  <-- crash !

    return 0;

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Posted by Microsoft on 8/17/2011 at 11:20 AM
Hi: this issue has been fixed. The fix should show up in a future release of Visual C++.

Thank you for reporting the issue.

Jonathan Caves
Visual C++ Compiler Team
Posted by Microsoft on 3/22/2011 at 2:11 AM
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Posted by Microsoft on 3/22/2011 at 1:13 AM
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