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From "Duane Murphy (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] Created: (AXISCPP-870) IChannel operator >>() should not have const parameter.
Date Thu, 10 Nov 2005 19:04:05 GMT
IChannel operator >>() should not have const parameter.

         Key: AXISCPP-870
     Project: Axis-C++
        Type: Improvement
  Components: Transport (axis3)  
    Versions: 1.5 Final    
    Reporter: Duane Murphy

The function signature

    virtual const IChannel&		operator >> (const char * msg)=0;

from IChannel.h should not have the parameter be const. The correct signature should be:

    virtual const IChannel&		operator >> (char * msg)=0;

Input streaming operators are non-const. The value of msg will be overwritten by the operator
by definition.  This function is implemented by casting away const.

Note: this functions signature is also used in the axis2 IChannel interface.

Note: that this function is inherently dangerous as it assumes that msg points to at least
BUF_SIZE storage. Using a std::string or std::vector<char> would be a better choice.

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