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From "Martin Sebor (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Created: (STDCXX-71) [MSVC 8.0] errors on errno in <cerrno>
Date Wed, 23 Nov 2005 18:04:36 GMT
[MSVC 8.0] errors on errno in <cerrno>

         Key: STDCXX-71
     Project: STDCXX
        Type: Bug
  Components: 19. Diagnostics  
    Versions: 4.1.2    
 Environment: MSVC 8
    Reporter: Martin Sebor
 Assigned to: Martin Sebor 
    Priority: Critical
     Fix For: 4.1.3


Date: Tue, 22 Nov 2005 16:02:11 -0700
From: Liviu Nicoara <>
Subject: Compilation error on Windows + MSVC 8.0 in the presence of stdlib headers


The following error popped up during certification with vc 8.0 on
Windows 2k3 (all build types):

$ cat t.cpp
#include <stdlib.h>
#include <cerrno>
int foo = errno;

The error is:

$ cl  /* various options, includes */ -D_CRT_SECURE_NO_DEPRECATE
-Zc:wchar_t -MDd -W3 -Zi -GA -GR  -c t.cpp

c:\build\nicoara\hal\include\ansi\cerrno(77) : error C2039: 'errno' : is
not a member of '`global namespace''
c:\build\nicoara\hal\include\ansi\cerrno(77) : error C2873: 'errno' :
symbol can not be used in a using-declaration
c:\build\nicoara\hal\source\tools\t.cpp(4) : error C2065: 'errno' :
undeclared identifier
NMAKE : fatal error U1077: '"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio
8\VC\BIN\cl.EXE"' : return code '0x2'


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