Glibc change exposing bugs
Posted Nov 11, 2010 7:21 UTC (Thu) by nix
In reply to: Glibc change exposing bugs
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This code doesn't break any of the rules of the C language which would cause it not to parse.
It is true that the standard does not require a diagnostic in this case, and that providing a diagnostic in all cases at compile time is impossible, but that doesn't make it any less 'not C'. C is not just 'what the compiler happens to accept'.
(I completely agree that in this particular case a warning would likely have been useless unless accompanied by a brickbat.)
btw, HJ's trying to fix the underlying problem here.
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