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From Liviu Nicoara <>
Subject Compilation error on Windows + MSVC 8.0 in the presence of stdlib headers
Date Tue, 22 Nov 2005 23:02:11 GMT

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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