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Bug 38077 - strict aliasing is not controllable via the option pragma or is not documented that way
Summary: strict aliasing is not controllable via the option pragma or is not documente...
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: gcc
Classification: Unclassified
Component: other (show other bugs)
Version: 4.4.0
: P3 enhancement
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Not yet assigned to anyone
Keywords: documentation
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-11-11 01:23 UTC by Andrew Pinski
Modified: 2013-11-10 15:59 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Last reconfirmed: 2008-11-11 20:34:48


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Description Andrew Pinski 2008-11-11 01:23:52 UTC
When I was helping someone with a strict aliasing issue, I noticed that since the fix for PR 37106, the option pragma cannot control strict aliasing.  This is not documented at all but I think it would be a good idea to be able to control this option also.
Comment 1 Richard Biener 2008-11-11 20:34:48 UTC
Comment 2 Bernd Edlinger 2013-11-10 15:59:26 UTC
As of current 4.9 trunk, that may have changed a bit.
but it still does not do what one would expect:

struct s
   int x:8;
   int y:24;

#pragma GCC push
#pragma GCC optimize ("strict-volatile-bitfields")
int foo(volatile struct s *x)
  return x->x;
#pragma GCC pop

#pragma GCC push
#pragma GCC optimize ("no-strict-volatile-bitfields")
int bar(volatile struct s *x)
  return x->x;
#pragma GCC pop

Both foo and bar are compiled as if -fno-strict-volatile-bitfields
was used on gcc-invocation. Whatever pragma is used last, wins...
push/pop are ignored, and does not restore the original settings.