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Re: [PATCH] Avoid setting MEM_READONLY_P on decls that are not reallyread-only (PR regression/19813) (take 2)

Richard Henderson wrote:
On Thu, Feb 17, 2005 at 07:00:23PM -0500, Jakub Jelinek wrote:

	PR c++/19813
	* emit-rtl.c (set_mem_attributes_minus_bitpos): Add assertion
	that ref to be marked MEM_READONLY_P doesn't have base that needs

	* decl.c (start_decl_1): Clear TREE_READONLY flag if
	(complete_vars): Likewise.

I don't think the C++ changes are as correct as they could be.

The fact that we're now clearing TREE_READONLY suggests that we set it at some point in the past. But, it wasn't correct to set it, since the declaration wasn't really read-only, and if the C++ front end itself in any way (now or in future) were to rely on the incorrect setting, we could run into problems.

Jakub, would you please find where the flag is getting set, and avoid setting it if either (a) !COMPLETE_TYPE_P (TREE_TYPE (decl)), or (b) TYPE_NEEDS_CONSTRUCTING (TREE_TYPE (decl))? Then, where the type gets completed, in complete_vars, you'd need to set the flag affirmatively when the object really does turn out to be readonly.

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