src/winsup/cygwin ChangeLog autolo ...

Corinna Vinschen
Sat Apr 23 13:18:00 GMT 2011

On Apr 23 07:00, Ryan Johnson wrote:
> On 22/04/2011 3:49 PM, Yaakov (Cygwin/X) wrote:
> >>CVSROOT:	/cvs/src
> >>Module name:	src
> >>Changes by:	corinna@...	2011-04-19 10:02:07
> >>
> >>	* (reg_key): Rewrite reg_key class to use native NT registry
> >>	functions.  Use WCHAR string parameters throughout.  Use PCWSTR rather
> >>	than const WCHAR.  Drop multibyte char functionality.  Drop unused
> >>	methods.
> >This change introduced a compiler warning with GCC 4.5:
> >
> >cc1plus: warnings being treated as errors
> > In member function ‘int reg_key::get_int(const WCHAR*,
> >int)’:
> > error: dereferencing type-punned pointer will break
> >strict-aliasing rules
> For the benefit of folks reading the archives later:
> *(DWORD*) is asking for trouble, and technically, even the cast from
> alloca's void* breaks C++ strict aliasing rules.

Did I ever mention how much I loath the strict aliasing rule stuff?
When I cast something, I cast something.  The compiler should accept
that I (think I) know what I'm doing.

I shut up the compiler warning in CVS.


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