[Bug c++/20607] [3.4 Regression] -fstrict-aliasing causes incorrect scheduling

ebotcazou at gcc dot gnu dot org gcc-bugzilla@gcc.gnu.org
Wed Mar 30 10:53:00 GMT 2005

------- Additional Comments From ebotcazou at gcc dot gnu dot org  2005-03-30 10:53 -------
Hum... type-punning simply doesn't work in this case with the C++ compiler, but
does work with the C compiler.  The problem is that:

	union u {
	    x_uint64_t first;
	    x_uint32_t second;
	union u conv;
	conv.first = arg1;
	result = conv.second;

is translated into:

  *(&conv.first) = *(&arg1);
  *(&result) = *(&conv.second);

and type-punning cannot work in this case (that's the counter-example provided
in the manual).  I guess the problem comes the fields being of aggregate types.

Mark, is that fixable or should we document the limitation?

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