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Microsoft KB Archive/168957

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Article ID: 168957

Article Last Modified on 10/24/2003



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Visual C++ 5.0 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 5.0 Professional Edition



This article was previously published under Q168957

SYMPTOMS

Name hiding caused by similar-named variables and user-defined types in the same scope may cause the compiler to generate the following error:

C1001: INTERNAL COMPILER ERROR
(compiler file 'msc1.cpp', line 1188)

RESOLUTION

Use the elaborated type specifier to name the user-defined type. For example, use "class a::b" instead of "b" to identify the class b nested in class a.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed this to be a bug in the Microsoft products listed at the beginning of this article. This bug has been fixed in Visual Studio 97 Service Pack 3.

For more information, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

170365 INFO: Visual Studio 97 Service Packs - What, Where, and Why


MORE INFORMATION

The sample below demonstrates the problem and the workaround.

SAMPLE

   /*
   Compile Options: None
   */ 
   struct a
   {
      struct b;
      int b;
      a::b* x; //C1001 here
      //Workaround: Comment the line above
      //Uncomment the line below
      //struct a::b* x;
   };
                

Keywords: kbbug kbfix kblangcpp kbvs97sp3fix kbcpponly kbcode kbcompiler KB168957