gcc erroneously recycles temporaries of nested statement exprs

Greg McGary greg@mcgary.org
Sun Sep 17 01:57:00 GMT 2000

I just committed this XFAIL testcase to gcc.c-torture/execute/:

/* This bug exists in gcc-2.95, egcs-1.1.2, gcc-2.7.2 and probably
   every other version as well.  */

typedef struct int3 { int a, b, c; } int3;

one (void)
  return (int3) { 1, 1, 1 };

zero (void)
  return (int3) { 0, 0, 0 };

main (void)
  int3 a;

  /* gcc allocates a temporary for the inner expression statement
     to store the return value of `one'.

     gcc frees the temporaries for the inner expression statement.

     gcc realloates the same temporary slot to store the return
     value of `zero'.

     gcc expands the call to zero ahead of the expansion of the
     statement expressions.  The temporary gets the value of `zero'.

     gcc expands statement expressions and the stale temporary is
     clobbered with the value of `one'.  The bad value is copied from
     the temporary into *&a.  */

  *({ ({ one (); &a; }); }) = zero ();
  if (a.a && a.b && a.c)
    abort ();
  exit (0);

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