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Re: Ada files now checked in

On Sat, 06 Oct 2001, Zack Weinberg wrote:

> On Sat, Oct 06, 2001 at 12:39:45PM -0400, wrote:
> > <<Completely agreed, and there is work in progress to improve these
> > warnings.
> > >>
> > 
> > Ah, that's *very* interesting, can you tell me more? In particular that
> > news means I can probably retire the work on trying to do this in the
> > GNAT front end (we already catch quite a bit there, but do not yet catch
> > cases involving conditionals).
> I'm not sure if anyone has actually *proposed* this, but code is being
> written to do data flow analysis on whole-function trees; since trees
> retain much more information about user variables and source
> positions, it would be possible to tag the exact location that the
> compiler thought an uninitialized value could reach.
> You might want to check out the ast-optimizer-branch.
Yes, this is already implemented in the ast-optimizer-branch.
The compiler computes reaching definitions for local variables
and emits a warning for every variable that might be used
uninitialized (tree-ssa.c:analyze_rdefs).


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