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Regression, valid documentation not accepted (Origin: bugzilla #597415) #3550

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doxygen commented Jul 2, 2018

status RESOLVED severity major in component general for ---
Reported in version 1.6.1 on platform Other
Assigned to: Dimitri van Heesch

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On 2009-10-05 13:15:20 +0000, Tim Niemueller wrote:

Created attachment 144788
Source files showing the regression

In the recent 1.6.1 valid documentation (at least I think it's correct, please
note if and why not) causes warnings. Doxygen 1.5.8 accepted this without a
problem. This is on Fedora 11.

I have attached a tarball with source files documenting the problem. Here the
verbal description:

  • Class A is a pure virtual class with do_something(A &a), it is member of the
    namespace N
  • do_something(A &a) takes an instance of A as argument
  • Class B inherits from A, but is not member of the namespace N, therefore it
    must read: class B : public N::A {... do_something(N::A &a); ... }.

Now the documentation is rejected, because it seems not to properly map N::A
onto the class A in namespace N. Even if I remove the qualifier in B's
do_something (making a forward declaration in the namespace) gives an error if
I split the implementation into a .cpp file. In that case it says "no uniquely
matching class member found". In this case class_B.cpp had a "using namespace
N" clause, which seems to make doxygen again search for the qualified version
of do_something().

To me this looks like a bug and since it worked as expected 1.5.8 like a
regression. Or was that intended? What's the recommended code structure then?

On 2009-10-05 13:16:32 +0000, Tim Niemueller wrote:

For a real-life occurrence of this problem do:

git co git://
cd fawkes
make quickdoc

On 2009-10-06 20:57:41 +0000, Dimitri van Heesch wrote:

Confirmed. Should be fixed in the next subversion update.

On 2009-12-30 13:38:37 +0000, Dimitri van Heesch wrote:

This bug was previously marked ASSIGNED, which means it should be fixed in
doxygen version 1.6.2. Please verify if this is indeed the case and reopen the
bug if you think it is not fixed (include any additional information that you
think can be relevant).

@doxygen doxygen closed this Jul 2, 2018

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