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Re: PATCH RFC: Narrowing POINTER_PLUS_EXPR can be a static initializer

Ian Lance Taylor <> writes:

> Eric Botcazou <> writes:
>> AFAICS the "narrowing" is not conveyed by "endtype" but rather by the operands 
>> of the operation (there is no return NULL_TREE at the end of the conditional 
>> blocks).  And, in the new code, "endtype" can be anything.
> You're right, an exact translation would check for INTEGRAL_TYPE_P
> (endtype) in the MINUS_EXPR case.  As far as I can see it doesn't
> actually matter, because the only case which is handled differently is
> a subtraction of two labels, and it seems to me that that is a
> constant regardless.  But, yes, the name and the comment are wrong.
> I'll look into fixing it.

Fixed like this on trunk.  Bootstrapped and checked on
i686-pc-linux-gnu.  No fix needed on 4.3 branch, as there it already
works this way.

Eric, thanks for pointing out this buglet.


2008-09-19  Ian Lance Taylor  <>

	* varasm.c (narrowing_initializer_constant_valid_p): Return
	NULL_TREE if ENDTYPE is not an integer.

Index: varasm.c
--- varasm.c	(revision 140501)
+++ varasm.c	(working copy)
@@ -4064,9 +4064,10 @@
 /* A subroutine of initializer_constant_valid_p.  VALUE is either a
-   MINUS_EXPR or a POINTER_PLUS_EXPR, and ENDTYPE is a narrowing
-   conversion to something smaller than a pointer.  This returns
-   null_pointer_node if the resulting value is an absolute constant
+   MINUS_EXPR or a POINTER_PLUS_EXPR.  This looks for cases of VALUE
+   which are valid when ENDTYPE is an integer of any size; in
+   particular, this does not accept a pointer minus a constant.  This
+   returns null_pointer_node if the VALUE is an absolute constant
    which can be used to initialize a static variable.  Otherwise it
    returns NULL.  */
@@ -4075,6 +4076,9 @@
   tree op0, op1;
+  if (!INTEGRAL_TYPE_P (endtype))
+    return NULL_TREE;
   op0 = TREE_OPERAND (value, 0);
   op1 = TREE_OPERAND (value, 1);

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