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digitalmars.D.bugs - [Issue 5215] New: Crash with empty program

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           Summary: Crash with empty program
           Product: D
           Version: D2
          Platform: Other
        OS/Version: Windows
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Optlink
        AssignedTo: nobody puremagic.com
        ReportedBy: bearophile_hugs eml.cc


--- Comment #0 from bearophile_hugs eml.cc 2010-11-13 14:46:08 PST ---
This simple wrong D2 program generates expected linker errors and then an
unexpected crash on Windows:


void main();

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Don <clugdbug yahoo.com.au> changed:

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--- Comment #1 from Don <clugdbug yahoo.com.au> 2010-11-13 18:01:25 PST ---
(In reply to comment #0)
 This simple wrong D2 program generates expected linker errors and then an
 unexpected crash on Windows:
 void main();
What do you mean, 'unexpected'? It complains that there's no main(). Passing an empty file does exactly the same thing. (The annoying thing is that it makes an exe anyway, even though the exe is corrupt). -- Configure issuemail: http://d.puremagic.com/issues/userprefs.cgi?tab=email ------- You are receiving this mail because: -------
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--- Comment #2 from bearophile_hugs eml.cc 2010-11-13 18:46:45 PST ---
(In reply to comment #1)

 What do you mean, 'unexpected'? It complains that there's no main(). Passing an
 empty file does exactly the same thing.
 (The annoying thing is that it makes an exe anyway, even though the exe is
 corrupt).
You are right, sorry. The crash is not caused by the compiler/linker, but by the corrupt exe. -- Configure issuemail: http://d.puremagic.com/issues/userprefs.cgi?tab=email ------- You are receiving this mail because: -------
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Walter Bright <bugzilla digitalmars.com> changed:

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--- Comment #3 from Walter Bright <bugzilla digitalmars.com> 2012-01-20
02:12:34 PST ---
The linker is supposed to create an exe file, even if there are errors. This is
handy for some special purposes.

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--- Comment #4 from Brad Roberts <braddr puremagic.com> 2012-01-20 10:19:27 PST
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What circumstances?  I don't have a lot of experience with windows, but
binutils ld doesn't leave broken turds when linking fails like that.  I can see
having a linker option to force it to leave the output alone on error, but not
having that as the default behavior.  Would you treat dmd leaving a .obj file
around if there are syntax errors in the .d being built?

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--- Comment #5 from Andrej Mitrovic <andrej.mitrovich gmail.com> 2012-01-20
10:31:54 PST ---
Optlink has a /DELEXECUTABLE flag for deleting the exe if there are linker
errors, but it doesn't work (I assume because optlink creates warnings instead
of errors for OPs code).

Additionally optlink creates executables even if you don't pass anything to it,
e.g.:

$ link.exe
creates .exe

The linker gives you warnings and creates a `.exe` file. Pretty stupid behavior
if you ask me. Every modern console app would display a list of arguments you
can pass to it, or a sane warning instead of "OPTLINK : Warning 134: No Start
Address" when you didn't pass a single file to it.

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--- Comment #6 from Walter Bright <bugzilla digitalmars.com> 2012-01-20
12:47:06 PST ---
The special purposes are when parts of your program are missing, but you want
to link and run the rest of it.

I'm not sure why /delexecutable is not working, though.

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