[LLVMbugs] [Bug 21935] error: cannot initialize a variable of type 'char *' with an rvalue of type 'const char *'

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Wed Dec 17 01:42:13 PST 2014


David Majnemer <david.majnemer at gmail.com> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
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         Resolution|---                         |INVALID

--- Comment #1 from David Majnemer <david.majnemer at gmail.com> ---
C++11 [lex.string]p8:
Ordinary string literals and UTF-8 string literals are also referred to as
narrow string literals. A narrow string literal has type "array of n const
char", where n is the size of the string as defined below, and has static
storage duration.

C++11 [conv.qual]p1:
A prvalue of type "pointer to cv1 T" can be converted to a prvalue of type
"pointer to cv2 T" if "cv2 T" is more cv-qualified than "cv1 T".

MSVC gives string literals a non-const type which makes it in violation of the

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