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bug #41311: ambiguous signedness for {cp1255,viet}_decomp

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Wed Jan 22 20:17:32 2014  
Category: BuildSeverity: 2 - Minor
Item Group: NoneStatus: Works For Me
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: Bruno Haible <haible>
Open/Closed: Closed

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Sat Oct 1 16:53:47 2016, comment #1:

'comb1' is declared as plain 'int' bitfield because it really does not matter whether it's a 'signed int' or an 'unsigned int' bitfield. When the bitfield size is 4 bits and the used values are in the range 0..7, it's all OK either way.

In glibc, I don't remember the reasons why Drepper and I used 'uint32_t' as bit field type. Probably a micro-optimization of some kind.

Did you get a warning about this? In a build with gcc and "-W -Wall", I got no warning from cp1255.h nor vietcomb.h.

In general, I like to not constrain types more than needed, for maintainability.

Bruno Haible <haible>
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Wed Jan 22 20:17:32 2014, original submission:

comb1 in both structs are labeled as plain int, the patch explicitly changes them to unsigned int, this also more-or-less matches the signedness of the equivalent structs in glibc.



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file #30348:  _decomp.diff added by None (1kB - text/x-diff)


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    Date Changed By Updated Field Previous Value => Replaced By
    Wed Nov 23 23:54:24 2016haibleCategoryNone=>Build
      Severity3 - Normal=>2 - Minor
    Sat Oct 1 16:53:47 2016haibleStatusNone=>Works For Me
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    Wed Jan 22 20:17:32 2014NoneAttached File-=>Added _decomp.diff, #30348

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