A gdb 4.17 patch for linux/x86

H.J. Lu hjl@lucon.org
Tue May 26 17:17:00 GMT 1998

> The changes to the C expression parser are bad.  They cause any 20 digit hex
> number to be converted to a raw DOUBLEST value.  If you *really* want to
> implement something like that, you have to come up with an unambiguous syntax.
> The current scheme will cause unexpected results if you (reasonably) expect to
> use a 20 digit integer.

It should be a 10 byte integer.

> 				Stu

It is conditional on HEX_LONG_DOUBLE_INPUT which is only defined for
Linux/x86. I don't know gdb can store 10 byte integers on Linux/x86.
Besides, you can specify your own syntax for your OS/CPU. For
Linux/x86, treat a 10 byte integer as a floating point number makes
senses to me. If your OS/CPU suppors 10 byte integers, you can choose
a length your OS/CPU doesn't support for integers, say 20 bytes.

H.J. Lu (hjl@gnu.org)

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