Quieten -Wconversion warnings for bit-fields

Manuel López-Ibáñez manuellopezibanez@yahoo.es
Sun Mar 23 19:16:00 GMT 2008


I believe sm & 1U could and should silence the warning. Please, open a 
bug report http://gcc.gnu.org/bugs.html and add manu@gcc.gnu.org to the 
CC list. We probably have a similar issue with
unsigned short x = sm & 1U; or does that work?

Nevertheless, it seems casting types like (unsigned int:1)sm would be a 
useful feature of C. Is it contemplated for some future version of the 
standard?

Thanks,

	Manuel.

Christian Iseli wrote:
> Dear all,
> 
> Given:
> ---- test.c ----
> typedef struct _my_struct_t {
>   unsigned int small:1;
>   unsigned int big:31;
> } my_struct_t, *my_struct_p_t;
> 
> void
> my_func(unsigned int sm, unsigned int bi, my_struct_p_t msp)
> {
>   msp->small = sm;
>   msp->big = bi;
> }
> ----
> 
> and:
> gcc -v
> Using built-in specs.
> Target: x86_64-redhat-linux
> Configured with: ../configure --prefix=/usr --mandir=/usr/share/man --infodir=/usr/share/info --with-bugurl=http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla --enable-bootstrap --enable-shared --enable-threads=posix --enable-checking=release --with-system-zlib --enable-__cxa_atexit --disable-libunwind-exceptions --enable-languages=c,c++,objc,obj-c++,java,fortran,ada --enable-java-awt=gtk --disable-dssi --enable-plugin --with-java-home=/usr/lib/jvm/java-1.5.0-gcj-1.5.0.0/jre --enable-libgcj-multifile --enable-java-maintainer-mode --with-ecj-jar=/usr/share/java/eclipse-ecj.jar --disable-libjava-multilib --with-cpu=generic --build=x86_64-redhat-linux
> Thread model: posix
> gcc version 4.3.0 20080229 (Red Hat 4.3.0-0.13) (GCC)
> 
> and:
> gcc -O2 -std=gnu99 -W -Wall -Wconversion -pedantic -c test.c
> 
> I get:
> test.c: In function ‘my_func’:
> test.c:9: warning: conversion to ‘unsigned char:1’ from ‘unsigned int’ may alter its value
> test.c:10: warning: conversion to ‘unsigned int:31’ from ‘unsigned int’ may alter its value
> 
> I can't seem to find a typecast incantation that would tell GCC that I
> did indeed take proper precautions and that the assignment is fine.
> 
> I also tried "msp->small = sm & 1U;" but it doesn't help
> 
> Any hints ?
> 
> Thanks,
> 					Christian
> 



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