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digitalmars.D.bugs - [Issue 2466] New: -w error for homogeneous arithmetic is too stringent

reply d-bugmail puremagic.com writes:
http://d.puremagic.com/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=2466

           Summary: -w error for homogeneous arithmetic is too stringent
           Product: D
           Version: 1.036
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows
            Status: NEW
          Keywords: diagnostic
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: DMD
        AssignedTo: bugzilla digitalmars.com
        ReportedBy: schveiguy yahoo.com


The following code produces four warnings with -w:

void foo()
{
    char c;
    short s;
    byte b;
    int i;

    c = c + c;
    s = s + s;
    b = b + b;
    i = i + i;

    s = c + c;
}

outputs:
warning - testbug.d(8): Error: implicit conversion of expression (cast(int)c +
cast(int)c) of type int to char can cause loss of data
warning - testbug.d(9): Error: implicit conversion of expression (cast(int)s +
cast(int)s) of type int to short can cause loss of data
warning - testbug.d(10): Error: implicit conversion of expression (cast(int)b +
cast(int)b) of type int to byte can cause loss of data
warning - testbug.d(13): Error: implicit conversion of expression (cast(int)c +
cast(int)c) of type int to short can cause loss of data

This is inconsistent.  If the warning system is warning about adding two of the
same type together might produce loss of data, yes that could happen, but why
not the same warning for integers?  I can certainly add two ints together and
lose data if I don't assign it to a long.  And if that warning was added, the
warning system would flag way too much code.

Also, the s = c + c; producing a loss of data warning is plain wrong.

I think if you are adding two of the same type together, and assigning it to
the same type or larger type, it should compile without warnings.


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Nov 21 2008
parent d-bugmail puremagic.com writes:
http://d.puremagic.com/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=2466


jarrett.billingsley gmail.com changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
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             Status|NEW                         |RESOLVED
         Resolution|                            |DUPLICATE




------- Comment #1 from jarrett.billingsley gmail.com  2008-11-21 13:28 -------
Yeah, I'm pretty sure this is a dup.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 1977 ***


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Nov 21 2008