__uptr/__sptr improperly allowed; Intellisense gets it right - by Aaron J Ballman

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ID 786723 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 0
Opened 5/10/2013 9:28:31 AM
Access Restriction Public

Description

The documentation on __sptr and __uptr explicitly states that it cannot be used with pointers to members.  (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa983399.aspx)

A simple test with pointers to member yields interesting results.  With the code below, Intellisense correctly says "Error: __sptr and __uptr don't apply to pointer-to-member types", but the code compiles cleanly.
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Posted by Microsoft on 5/20/2013 at 6:13 PM
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Posted by Microsoft on 5/12/2013 at 11:25 PM
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Posted by Microsoft on 5/10/2013 at 9:53 AM
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Posted by Aaron J Ballman on 5/10/2013 at 9:31 AM
Not that the attached image shows VS 2010, but I've verified the same behavior in VS 2012 CP 2

f:\>cl "f:\Aaron Ballman\My Documents\Visual Studio 2010\Projects\Tester\main.cpp"
Microsoft (R) C/C++ Optimizing Compiler Version 17.00.60315.1 for x86
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

main.cpp
Microsoft (R) Incremental Linker Version 11.00.60315.1
Copyright (C) Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

/out:main.exe
main.obj
LINK : fatal error LNK1561: entry point must be defined