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Won't Fix

June 9th, 2006 (12:10 pm)
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The bug I reported in the Visual C++ compiler has been resolved as "Won't Fix". That's a bit disappointing as it's a useful part of the standard C++ language that won't work for managed classes, although there is no obvious reason why this should be so.

I've provided some additional information as to why I think it's worthy of reconsideration, but I guess I'll have to assume it's not going to be fixed in Orcas.


Posted by: Nik Whitehead (sharikkamur)
Posted at: June 9th, 2006 11:31 am (UTC)

"Won't Fix"? That's something of an admission of defeat, isn't it? Sounds like you're boldly taking C++ where no C++ has gone before... :)

Posted by: Gavin Greig (ggreig)
Posted at: June 9th, 2006 11:40 am (UTC)

What they really mean is that it isn't considered high enough priority to be fixed in the next release. It doesn't necessarily mean it will never be fixed - just not soon. :-(

Actually there are plenty of people who have gone before in the world of standard C++, but perhaps no-one else has tried to do this sort of thing in C++/CLI (the .NET managed dialect of C++).

Posted by: Toby Atkin-Wright (tobyaw)
Posted at: June 9th, 2006 11:44 am (UTC)

When I connect to your https://connect.microsoft.com/ link, neither Safari nor Firefox recognise the signing authority for the https certificate. I think I will choose not to trust anything that the Microsoft Connect site tells me...

Posted by: Gavin Greig (ggreig)
Posted at: June 9th, 2006 12:02 pm (UTC)

Josh Ledgard may be interested in that - he's one of those encouraging better community involvement at Microsoft. Although in some ways it's a small thing, making sure that a certificate is recognised by "other" browsers would help to raise trust and mutual respect.

Posted by: It's my brain and I'll do what I like in it (pink_weasel)
Posted at: June 9th, 2006 01:31 pm (UTC)

Your icon is both frightening and facinating. Facinating because it looks like a rastafarian hat made from the moon.

Posted by: Gavin Greig (ggreig)
Posted at: June 9th, 2006 02:20 pm (UTC)

Brilliant! My evil plan to covertly annexe the moon by means of inclusive fashion proceeds apace.

However, to relieve any possible concern this may cause, I've used a less frowny icon for this reply.

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