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Re: [PATCH] gdb/i387-tdep.c: Avoid warning for "-Werror=strict-overflow"

On 10/4/14 1:49, Pedro Alves wrote:
> On 10/03/2014 05:44 PM, Joel Brobecker wrote:
>>>> Sorry, but obfuscating code to make compilers happy is *not* the way to go.
>>> OK, I can understand, but for me, these is no other better ways for it,
>>> except let gdb give up "-Werror" (if always need "--disable-werror"
>>> during "configure").
>> I have to agree with Mark on this one, the proposed solution looks
>> awful. There has to be another way. Maybe declaring a local constant
>> whose value is I387_XMM0_REGNUM (tdep)?
> Likely, after transformations and intra-procedural analyses, gcc would
> end up with the same.
> This:
>  for (i = I387_ST0_REGNUM (tdep); i < I387_XMM0_REGNUM (tdep); i++)
> always iterates exactly 16 times, because I387_XMM0_REGNUM
> is defined like:
>  #define I387_XMM0_REGNUM(tdep) (I387_ST0_REGNUM (tdep) + 16)
> An alternative I think might work would be to give that magic
> 16 constant a name, say:
>  #define I387_NUM_ST_REGS 16
> and then do:
>  for (i = 0; i < i < I387_NUM_ST_REGS; i++)
>    {
>       int r = I387_ST0_REGNUM (tdep) + i;
>       ... use 'r' instead of 'i' ...
>    }

OK, thanks. It is really one way, it is a little better than my original
way. But for me, it is still not a good idea: it introduces a new macro
and a new variable for each area (originally, it is only one statement).

For me, "-Werror" need always be optional, but not mandatory.

Compiler is our helper, but we are in charge of the final code. So we
should notice about all compiler's 'advice'. Commonly, 'advice' is
always valuable, but may not always be suitable for oneself.

Chen Gang

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