[fpc-devel] Attn Michael: r 43417 (ordinal bithelpers)

Bart bartjunk64 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 9 13:18:50 CET 2019

On Sat, Nov 9, 2019 at 9:08 AM Michael Van Canneyt
<michael at freepascal.org> wrote:

> That is why I decided to keep it: the mode of sysutils is known and will
> never change. A user is supposed to take this into account.


> This error was confirmed as a compiler bug. It also disappears if you remove
> the inline from the methods.
> Since there is no run-time error for the same value, I kept the code as-is.
> I consider this a remote corner case.
> If you send me a patch to rework the bit manipulations, I will check & apply it.

If this is considered a compiler bug, then my patch (which would
consist of typecating to unsigned) is a workaround tha simply hides
the compiler error.
So, it should not be applied then, as you already decided,

Thank you for explaining.

B.t.w. I really enjoyed doing the extensive testing.
Apart from the cornercase compiler-time issues, all test are ok for
all modes on 32 and 64 bit.
So, I'm happy.



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