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Re: builtin_types_compatible_p and const

On Tue, Feb 26, 2002 at 10:45:04AM +1100, Aldy Hernandez wrote:
> On Tuesday, February 26, 2002, at 12:38  AM, Daniel Egger wrote:
> >Am Mon, 2002-02-25 um 03.03 schrieb Aldy Hernandez:
> >
> >>first, vec_lvsl accepts "char *" not "const char *", so you'll
> >>have to cast.
> >
> >That's about the most annoying thing. What's wrong about loading
> >from a constant address?
> i agree, let's summon the expert again...
> joseph, i agree with daniel.  the code below should compile, but
> x and y are not compatible according to the builtin.  are there
> any objections to making a patch to fix this?
> const char *x;
> char *y;
> int foo[__builtin_types_compatible_p (__typeof(x), __typeof(y)) == 1 ? 
> 1 : -1];

Two things:
 - at that point, you're not really dealing with type compatibility any
  more.  They aren't compatible as I understand it; but under default
  promotions they can be.

 - You then need to distinguish the arguments to
  __builtin_close_enough_p or whatever it becomes.
    __builtin_close_enough_p (const char *, char *)
   may be OK, but what about:
    __builtin_close_enough_p (char *, const char *)

Daniel Jacobowitz                           Carnegie Mellon University
MontaVista Software                         Debian GNU/Linux Developer

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