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STL and MSVC++ v5.0 colide at iostream

tarbush
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I am using STL (MSDEV) with the Microsoft Visual C++ Ver 5.0, and since it was introduced to my project I have problems with things like fopen and stuff. I tried to look deeper in the process, and found out that lower-level functions still work - _open returns a handler, but the upper level fopen receives a NULL.
I looked through the available net documentation about the MSVC++ and STL (actually for ver 4.2 but most of it stands for early releases of ver 5.0) and tried what I found: I changed the include of iosream.h to iostream (using namespace std); I switced the 'istream_iterator' lines in the istream file. I even got rid of the anoying warnings.
Still nothing.

Please help.

Tarbush
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what warnings do you get?  what do you try to do?  What happens?

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to Danny_pav:
The comment I get is the usual ....4786.
It is removed with the #pragma directive.

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I can assure you that these functions ussually do work.  This must be something you are doing wrong.  I would restore the original lines in the header files and try to see what the problem is.  Can you post your code?
try applying sp2
it works better with templates and STL

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to arbitrary:

what is sp2?
thanks

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Can you post the relevant code?

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sp2 means service pack two. The most current I know of is service pack 3. Many files for C++, VB, and on, will be replaced with this service pack. If you download from the web, a T1 line would be nice since you will need 90megs+. (10megs per cab file)

Post the code, code is key!
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to pstg:
what do you mean by "wrap"? If you are refering the stdio.h file - I used the <stdio> and not <stdio.h> (This is a documented MSVC++ 5.0 bug).

Please advice
thanks, tarbush
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