alternate forms of typeless constants

James R. Van Zandt
Sun Nov 1 19:05:00 GMT 1998

Craig -

>>Unfortunately, r1mach.f uses this form for only two architectures (the
>>DEC Alpha and ELXSI 6400).  The most frequently used form is with a Z
>>prefix, e.g. Z'7F7FFFFF'.  I suggest that g77 be generalized to accept
>>at least that form. 
>I thought it already did!  Though I think it defaults to treating
>those as INTEGER, with an option to change to treating them as
>typeless.  Look up "boz constants" or other occurrences of "boz" in
>the docs.

You're right, of course.  I needed "-ftypeless-boz".

I think the documentation of typeless constants needs a
cross-reference to that option.  I think I'll put a patch together.

			- Jim Van Zandt

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