Latest gcc/cygwin - bug in %e format specifier?

Richard Stanton stanton@Haas.Berkeley.EDU
Thu Jun 15 09:52:00 GMT 2000

The latest net release of gcc seems to have a slight bug in the %e print
format specifier. It prints garbage when you try to print a variable whose
value is zero.

For example, attached is a (very) short program that does nothing but print
two variables, with values 0 and 1 respectively. I'd show the output, but it
contains several null characters which don't seem to cut/paste very well.
The basic result is that the 1 variable works fine. The zero variable prints
stuff it shouldn't.

To test, just run

"gcc testit.c -o testit"

Then run testit. Optimizations don't seem to matter.

Richard Stanton
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