Re: C and side-effects

From: John Anthony Kazos Jr. (
Date: Wed May 03 2000 - 19:04:58 EST

Since when do compilers as a rule obey the standard? I'm not bashing gcc (though I *am*
bashing Micro$oft and most others) because gcc's problems are due to its nature as open
software (i.e., no one's paying the developers, so they have to do it when they have
time). Relying on standards having been followed with an open software product is
foolish, and doing so with a closed software product is inane.

>On Wed, 3 May 2000, Cesar Eduardo Barros wrote:
>> while ((mm->swap_cnt << 2 * (i + 1) < max_cnt) && i++ < 10)
>> /* nothing */;
>> I'm not that good at C, mas aren't expressions with side-effects
>> ill-defined? How can we be sure (short of tracking the gcc
>> mailing lists) that i will be incremented after the left part of
>> the test?
>Because it is defined in the C standard?
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