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

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Sat Nov 9 13:29:16 CET 2019

On Sat, 9 Nov 2019, Bart via fpc-devel wrote:

> 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.
> OK.
>> 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.
> [snip]
>> 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.

When testing I converted the tests to the format suitable for my rtl
testsuite, so they are run whenever I run that testsuite.


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