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Thread: What to do about compiler bug and source code?
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On Jul 23, 2008, at 10:09 AM, Martin wrote:

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That's not the problem.  The problem is whether the left side or  
right side of the assignment is evaluated first.  (actually, I think  
it would be a problem even if it was a comparison rather than an  
assignment.)

It tends to annoy me that compiler standards writers can leave  
something relatively important like this out of their specs, while  
getting all pissy about some obscure corner.

It REALLY annoys me when compiler writers use the lack of  
specification to arbitrarily change behavior from one version to the  
next.  (I didn't see that with this particular issues, but we got  
bitten pretty hard on a change in pre-processor operation ordering  
between gcc2.95 and gcc3.4...)  Grr.

BillW

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