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Re: [PATCH, Fortran] pad char to int conversions with spaces instead of zeros (legacy)

On Tue, Dec 4, 2018 at 10:12 AM Jakub Jelinek <> wrote:
> Just a couple of random comments.
> -fdec-pad-with-spaces option name doesn't look right, because it doesn't say
> what the option affects.  So perhaps have transfer in the option name?
> Wouldn't it be better to allow specifying whatever character you want to pad
> with, so that users can choose something even different?

I concur with this. In that case some option like -ftransfer-pad-char=
may be a more appriopriate name, where -fdec may enable a default
transfer-pad-char of \x20 rather than \x00.

> > --- a/gcc/fortran/simplify.c
> > +++ b/gcc/fortran/simplify.c
> > @@ -7830,7 +7830,7 @@ gfc_simplify_transfer (gfc_expr *source, gfc_expr *mold, gfc_expr *size)
> This affects just the simplification when the argument is a known constant.
> Shouldn't we handle it also when it is not a constant?

Yes. Mark, you'll need to also patch iresolve.c (gfc_resolve_transfer)
to affect non-constant resolution.

> The tests look too much big-endian vs. little-endian dependent and
> ascii dependent.  We have pdp-endian and doesn't s390x TPF use EBCDIC?
> Wouldn't it be better to compare transfer("ABCE", 1_8) with transfer("ABCE    ", 1_8)



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