Position/order of move constructor within class matters. Templated cast operator fails when used in conjunction with move constructor - by Edward Gabriel Barbu

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ID 762036 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 0
Opened 9/11/2012 12:43:43 AM
Access Restriction Public


This affects classes using the templated cast operator to convert to various types, such as Boost's generic_list<>, a.k.a boost::assign::list_of<>.

Reproducible in both VS2010 and VS2012. The below example does not compile. This error is given:

Error 1 error C2440: 'type cast' : cannot convert from 'ConvertibleToAny' to 'OtherType<_Ty>' c:\users\eddie\documents\visual studio 2010\projects\test231\test231\test231.cpp 40

If you move the position of the move constructor OtherType(ThisType &&) above the constructor OtherType( int ), it suddenly compiles.

#include "stdafx.h"
#include <string>

using namespace std;

template<class _Ty>
struct OtherType
  typedef OtherType<_Ty>  ThisType;


  OtherType( int )

  // The move constructor
  OtherType(ThisType && )

struct ConvertibleToAny
  template <class AnyType>
  operator AnyType()
    return AnyType();

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

  (OtherType<wstring>) ConvertibleToAny();

    return 0;
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Posted by Microsoft on 9/11/2012 at 2:06 AM
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Posted by Microsoft on 9/11/2012 at 12:50 AM
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