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grokdeclarator drops type qualifiers when -aux-info isn't asserted?
- From: Gary Funck <gary at intrepid dot com>
- To: GCC List <gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org>
- Date: Tue, 19 May 2009 17:33:43 -0700
- Subject: grokdeclarator drops type qualifiers when -aux-info isn't asserted?
Recently, I was debugging an issue in the GCC/UPC front-end
that related to some problems compiling specific UPC type
declarations. The front-end was, in certain cases, dropping
UPC's "shared" qualifier.
The relevant code is in grokdeclarator:
if (!flag_gen_aux_info && (TYPE_QUALS (element_type)))
type = TYPE_MAIN_VARIANT (type);
Above, if the -aux-info switch isn't asserted
then the type is set to its main variant.
The -aux-info switch does the following:
Output to the given filename prototyped declarations for all
functions declared and/or defined in a translation unit, including
those in header files. This option is silently ignored in any
language other than C. [...]
Given that this switch enables the generation of a report,
it is surprising that this switch would cause the front-end
to work differently depending upon whether -aux-info is asserted or not.
That aside, I wonder if it is an error to drop the qualifiers
as shown above? In the case of UPC, for example, dropping qualifiers
definitely leads to problems; it may be the case that UPC's
logic has to be reworked a bit if, in fact, the TYPE_MAIN_VARIANT()
call above is needed.