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Release Changes

Version 0.x, 14/Sept/99 (nch)
1. BuildAst flags combined into compiler-mode and source-to-source-mode
   (control of scaling, insertion of explicit coersions, reduction of assign ops
    reduction of sizeof).

   BuildAst now contains the following flags and major modes (collections of
   flags settings).

  (* control of buildAst modes *)
  val insert_explicit_coersions : bool ref
    (* Insert explicit casts at points where there are implicit type conversions.
       If true, then reduce_assign_ops should also be set. *)
  val insert_scaling : bool ref
    (* Insert scaling computations at pointer arithmetic. *)
  val reduce_sizeof : bool ref
    (* Replace sizeof expressions by integer constants. *)
  val reduce_assign_ops : bool ref
    (* Replace assignops by simple ops and assignments. *)
  val multi_file_mode : bool ref
    (* Analysis mode -- allow repeated definitions. *)

  val multiFileMode: unit -> unit  (* was called analysis mode *)
  val compilerMode: unit -> unit
  val sourceToSourceMode: unit -> unit

2. Warning for zero size arrays added.

3. Error messages are now bounded.
   Error now contains Error.errorsLimit and Error.warningsLimit
   which can be used to limit the printing of errors and warnings.

4. Array sizes and sizeof.
   BuildAst now maintains the expressions used to define array sizes.
   When printed out, these expressions are now printed.
   This allows sizeof calculations to be maintained.

   Note: In principle we should do the same thing for expressions in enums
   and in bitfields.  However sizeof is fairly unlikely to be used in these
   situations.  If reduce_sizeof is false and a sizeof is encountered in these
   situations, a warning message will be printed.

5. Fixed build-ast so that if we get parse errors, we don't print type-checking
   errors.  The philosophy here is: first get file to parse, and only then worry
   about semantic errors.

6. Better error messages:  We had mentioned capturing error messages in a
   data-structure so that a filter could be installed to print out more meaningful
   error messages (e.g. instead of "ENUM inserted").  This turns out to be a rather
   complex exercise.  The problematic error messages involving ENUM are generated
   deep within ml-yacc, and dealing with these would require non-trivial rewriting
   of ml-yacc (in fact I suspect that the only way to do this would be to have our
   own version of ml-yacc).  
   So, instead I hacked the ml-yacc specification to do slightly better error
   recovery -- we now substiture "TYPE_NAME" for "ID" if there is an error
   involving "ID" tokens.
   To see how this might help, recall that the problematic case is when you miss a
   typedef (or the related hancock-thingy).  For example, with a missing
   definition of mytype, the declaration:
     mytype x;
   is tokenized as:
     ID ID;
   Now, what used to happen is that the parser would try to insert an ENUM token
   (a random bad choice).  Instead, the parser now tries to interpret the ID as a
   TYPE_NAME, and so in effect we get: 
     TYPE ID;
   and an error message:
     "foo.c": error: syntax error: replacing  ID with  TYPE_NAME
   I've experimented with some support for inserting heuristic help messages (an
   extension to the Error struct).  I think it is rather ad hoc, but let me know
   how useful it is.  The actual message that is printed now for the above scenario
     "file.c": error: syntax error: replacing  ID with  TYPE_NAME
     Likely cause: missing typedef declaration.
   This message can be customized (it appears as a function call in the grammar
   file), and others could be added.
   I've also configured build-ast so that when there are parser errors, error
   reporting during type checking is switched off, since such type checking errors
   tend to be quite confusing.

Version 1.0b1, 7/Dec/1999
Error interface changed.
Top level interfaces for build-ast changed.

Version 1.0b2, 13/Jan/2000
Bug fixes.
Revise regression test suite.

Version 1.0b3, 15/Mar/2000
Bug fixes: Bugs 1,3,5,6,7,9,10
Made sizes (Sizes.sizes) a record and parameterized makeAst on sizes.
Added various regression tests for bugs.

Version 1.0, 15/Mar/2000
* Bug fixes: Bugs 2, 4, 8, 12, 13
* Reworked size and alignment mechanism to support parameterization
  (see src/ast/sizes[-sig].sml).  A utility program (src/c-util/sizes.c)
  can be used to generate sizes info for a given compiler/platform

Version 1.x (x > 0), Halloween 2001 (boo! :-), M.Blume
* Changed the "Function" constructor of type Ast.ctype to carry optional
  argument identifiers.
* Changed the return type of TypeUtil.getFunction accordingly.
* Type equality ignores the argument names.
* TypeUtil.composite tries to preserve argument names but gives up
  if there is a mismatch.

Bug fix history

Test: valid-programs/a40.c
Status: fixed 15/june/99
Fix: Changed (ty, ty, signedNum CT.INT, expop) 
     to (ty, ty, ty, expop)
     in mulDivOp (build-ast.sml)
     Also change similar code in integralOp.
  From: chandra@research.bell-labs.com (Satish Chandra)
  Date: Fri, 21 May 1999 14:00:28 -0500
  Have you already caught this one?
  File build-ast-fn.sml:
  Function mulDivOp in case PT.Binop, about line 1216 in my version:
      then (case usualBinaryCnv env (ty1, ty2) of
  	SOME ty => (ty, ty, signedNum CT.INT, expop)
  If we were type checking a float multiplied by a float, we would
  lose, right?
  The Wisconsin folks came up with this example, which does not
  produce the correct adornments.
  float f = 5.6, f1;
  int main() {
    f1 = f * f;
    return 0;


Test: valid-programs/a37.c
Status: fixed 15/june/99
Fix: added case "| ([CT.Void], nil) => (nil, nil)" to isAssignableL (type-util.sml)

  From: chandra@research.bell-labs.com (Satish Chandra) 
  Date: Tue, 25 May 1999 15:00:52 -0500
  A function with a 'void' argument as its only argument is basically
  a function with no arguments. E.g.:
  void f(void);
  We issue a Type Warning: function call has too few args
  I can go fix these things myself, but it will make it harder to 
  synchronize our changes. Please give me a call so we can make a plan 
  on how to go about it.


Test: valid-programs/a38.c
Status: fixed sometime in early june/99
Fix: fixed during major overhaul of frontend

  From: chandra@research.bell-labs.com (Satish Chandra)
  Date: Thu, 03 Jun 1999 20:17:56 -0500
  When perform_type_checking is on, it complains about
  as "condition of for statement is not scalar".
  The problem stems from the use of isScalar, without checking for EmptyExp


Test: valid-programs/a39.c
Status: fixed sometime before 15/june/99 (probably before major frontend overhaul?)
Fix: seems to have been fixed as side-effect of some other bug-fix or code change.

  Date: Thu, 20 May 1999 09:16:37 -0400 (EDT)
  From: Kathleen Fisher <kfisher@research.att.com>
  There seems to be a bug involving the ++ operator.
  The following does not work:
      p->count[i]++ /* generates an error. */
      p->count[i] = p->count[i]+1; /* OK */

--------------------------- Sat Jul 31 18:36:00 1999 --------------------------

Test: valid-programs/a60.c
Status: fixed 31/july/99
Fix: add case for TCInitializer so that if type is not core, then apply getCoreType
 (Alternatively, we could impose the invarient that TCInitializer must be
  applied only to core types, but this would be a pain becuase TCInitializer
  has a number of recursive calls.)
  build-ast.sml (TCInitializer) does not appear to look into typedefs.
  typedef struct {int x,y; } point;
  point x = {2,3};
  fails to typecheck although gcc accepts it.

--------------------------- Sat Jul 31 19:12:59 1999 --------------------------

Test: valid-programs/a61.c
Status: fixed 31/july/99
Fix: Shadow struct definitions were simply ignored.  They generated nothing in
   Ast, and in fact there was no way to represent these definitions.
   The fix was to change the TypeDecal contructor from:

     TypeDecl of tid


     TypeDecl of {shadow: {strct:bool} option, tid:tid}

   and then use TypeDecl{SOME{strct=true}, tid=....} to represent "struct x;" 
   TypeDecl{SOME{strct=false}, tid=....} to represent "union x;" 

  Date: Thu, 29 Jul 1999 14:15:12 -0400
  From: Fred Smith <fsmith@research.att.com  
  I couldn't figure out exactly why but the compiler does not seem to emit
  anything for empty structure declarations such as
  struct t;
  although the code looks like it should.  Instead it just omits them.  In
  one of the libraries we are using, a declaration like this is used to
  hide implementation details. When omitted we get a lot of spurious
  warnings from the C compiler.

--------------------------- Sat Jul 31 20:14:32 1999 --------------------------

Test: valid-programs/a62.c
Status: fixed 31/july/99
Fix: Spurious casts were inserted in some cases because the eq test that was used by cast
did not deref typedefs (amongst other things).
The simple fix is to replace:

      if lookAid aid' = ty then expr  (* DBM: gen. equality on types *)


       if getCoreType(lookAid aid') = getCoreType ty then expr  (* DBM: gen. equality on types *)

in the code for wrapCast.

  Date: Thu, 29 Jul 1999 17:00:54 -0400
  From: Fred Smith <fsmith@research.att.com>

  I ran some tests and a cast is being inserted whenever
  a typedef occurs.  In fact the following code:

  typedef struct { int x,y,z; } w;
  void main() {
   w foo;
   foo = foo;
  is compiled to
  struct t12 { int x,y,z; };
  typedef struct t12 w_t13;
  void main ()
    w_t13 foo_p17;
    foo_p17 = ((struct t12) foo_p17);
  modulo formatting.

--------------------------- Sat Jul 31 20:24:30 1999 --------------------------

Test: invalid-programs/r60.c
Status: fixed 31/july/99
Fix: Get rid of extra loc args in definitions of checkAssignableTys and checkAssign.

  Date: Fri, 30 Jul 1999 10:15:36 -0400
  From: Fred Smith <fsmith@research.att.com>
  The following C program compiles and type-checks under Ckit but
  obviously should not.
  struct w { int x,y,z; };
  void main() {
   struct w foo;
   float x;
   x = foo;
  It took me a long time to track this one down since the code looks
  absolutely correct.  The problem was that all calls to checkAssign in
  build-ast.sml failed to pass in a location.  Since checkAssign was being
  used solely for its side-effect, both occurences were in contexts like
  (one case preceded a ; )
      val _ = checkAssign ....

--------------------------- Wed Sep 22 17:20:03 1999 --------------------------

Test: valid-programs/a63.c
Status: fixed 22/Sept/99
Fix: apply preArgConv to parameter types before adding them to local symbol table

The following C program does not type check under ckit and it should:

void f();

main () {
 int y[4];

void f(int x[4]) {
 int *y;
 x = y;
 x[3] = 1;

C is a horrible language -- if you declare an array as an arg to a function,
then "array of type" is adjusted to "pointer to type".

--------------------------- Wed Sep 22 17:34:55 1999 --------------------------

Test: invalid-programs/r62.c
Status: fixed 22/Sept/99
Fix: use lookLocalScope to check if parameter is locally defined before adding it.

The following C program type checks under ckit and it should not:

main () {

f(int x, int x) {
  x = x;

--------------------------- Mon Sep 27 19:17:33 1999 --------------------------

Test: not available
Status: fixed 27/Sept/99
Problem: Redeclarations did not inherit the pid of the previous declaration.


extern int i;

extern int i;

would be allocated different pid's.
Bug was introduced during build-ast overhaul.

Fix: checkIdRebinding now returns an extra parameter (a uid option).

--------------------------- Mon Sep 27 19:20:48 1999 --------------------------

Test: not available
Status: fixed (see a64.c, a65.c below)
Problem: We don't check for non-constant expressions in non-simple initializers.

int f(int j) {
 int x[4] = {0,1,2,3};  /* this is ok */
 int x[4] = {0,j,2*j,3*j};  /* this isn't */

but our frontend currently gives an unhesitant thumbs up for this code.

--------------------------- Fri Oct 15 14:24:36 1999 --------------------------

Test: not available
Status: fixed 15/Oct/99
Fix: in sizeof.sml, function computeFieldListStruct,
     change foldr to foldl and reverse final list.
> From: chandra@research.bell-labs.com (Satish Chandra)
> Date: Thu, 14 Oct 1999 22:30:05 -0500
> This has been quite a while, and the code might have changed much, but ...
> In function computeFieldListStruct, foldr computes offsets the wrong way.
> I think we need foldl, and later on reverse the accumulated list called
> "tab".

--------------------------- Tue Sep 14 11:30:44 1999 --------------------------

TEST: a64.c, a65.c
STATUS: fixed 12/jan/99
FIX: propagated isZeroExpr info for function args to checkFn (in type-utils),
     so that zero test can be included when checking assignment of zero to
     arg of pointer type.
From: Kathleen Fisher <kfisher@research.att.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2000 15:28:02 -0500 (EST)

The ckit compiler doesn't treat 0 as a legal function pointer.  The

void f(int(* goo)(int)){}

void main(){

gives the error message:

"/fs/smaug/home4/kfisher/hancock/tests/suite/test.hc":4.2-6: error: Bad
function call: arg 1 has type int but fn parameter has type int (*) (int)


--------------------------- Tue Jan 11 23:12:50 2000 --------------------------

TEST: a66.c
STATUS: fixed 12/jan/99
FIX: Pretty-printer bug.
	changed the code for the e0 case of QuestionColon to
	   ; ppExpr {nested=true} aidinfo tidtab pps e0
From: Alexey Loginov <alexey@cs.wisc.edu>
Date: Sun, 28 Nov 1999 12:43:16 -0600 (CST)
Hi Nevin and Dave,

We found another bug that isn't fixed in the version of ckit you sent
us.  I also didn't see it in the bug list.  Expressions containing the
"?:" operator are not parenthesized correctly to account for its
right-associativity.  (In the following program, lines 5 and 7 mean
the same thing but line 6 is different.)

void main() {

  char a, b, c, d, e;

  a?b:c?d:e;     /* Line 5. */
  (a?b:c)?d:e;   /* Line 6. */
  a?b:(c?d:e);   /* Line 7. */

Output C code:

- ParseToAst.fileToC "/u/a/l/alexey/types/test/quest_col.c";

void main ()
  char a;
  char b;
  char c;
  char d;
  char e;
  a ? b : c ? d : e;
  a ? b : c ? d : e;
  a ? b : c ? d : e;


--------------------------- Tue Jan 11 23:12:52 2000 --------------------------

TEST: r64.c
STATUS: fixed 12/jan/00
FIX: Add check of initializers to see if const (only non-const
     case is an object of dynamic storage duration (i.e. non-global, non-static).
     Notion of const is complex -- need to recurse through arithmetic, ?-: etc.
     (Long term issue: constant expressions should really be reduced to constants.)
Date: Tue, 7 Dec 1999 17:22:48 -0500 (EST)
From: Kathleen Fisher <kfisher@research.att.com>

The following code:

  struct foo_t{
    int x;
    int y;
  void f(int x0, int y0){
    struct foo_t myfoo = {x0,y0};

  void main(){

passes through the ckit compiler without complaint, but cc reports the
following error:

"bug.c", line 8: error(1028): expression must have a constant value
    struct foo_t myfoo = {x0,y0};

"bug.c", line 8: error(1028): expression must have a constant value
    struct foo_t myfoo = {x0,y0};

Numbered Bugs

SUBMITTER: Alexey Loginov <alexey@cs.wisc.edu>
DATE: 2/10/00
TEST: regression/valid-programs/a211.c,a212.c,a213.c,a214.c,a215.c
STATUS: fixed 3/10/00 (nch)
  Enum constants which were not assigned values in original source
  are assigned 0 in output.

  - enum { e1,e2,e3 } e;

	--> enum t1 { e1=0, e2=0, e3=0 };
	    enum t1 e;

SUBMITTER: Alexey Loginov <alexey@cs.wisc.edu>
DATE: 2/10/00
STATUS: fixed 3/31/00 
  functions returning function pointers.  Function signal is a good
  real-life example.  It's mentioned in Harbison and Steele p. 270
  or so (sorry I don't have the book with me).

   int (*fp(double))(float);

	--> int (*) (float) fp (double);

	    which does not compile.

SUBMITTER: Alexey Loginov <alexey@cs.wisc.edu>
DATE: 2/10/00
TEST: regression/valid-programs/a216.c
STATUS: fixed 3/10/00
FIX: The problem was that the type for the second variable was array(const char),
     and the code did not strip off the const inside the array constructor.
     The fix was to add an extra case to look for qualifiers inside arrays in initializer-normalizer.
  inconsistent interpretation of initialization of constant
  character arrays:

   char c[] = "abcdefg";
   const char cc[] = "abcdefg";

	--> char c[8]={97,98,99,100,101,102,103,0};
	    char const cc[1]={"abcdefg"};

SUBMITTER: Alexey Loginov <alexey@cs.wisc.edu>
DATE: 2/10/00
TEST: a232.c
STATUS: fixed 24/Mar/00
The pretty-printer in fact has enough information to know
whether the original definition of a function was k&r or not:
just look at the function params and at the function type.
If the function type has no args, but the function has
params, then we have k&r style.
The case of FunctionDef in ppCoreExternalDecl now
has code to recognize this case and print out K&R defns.

  old style C function parameter declarations have different
  semantics from new style (with respec to promotions) and
  should be preserved.

   void foo(int);
   void foo(c)
   char c; { }

	--> compiles, but

   void foo(int);
   void foo(char c) { }

	--> which is output by ckit, does not

SUBMITTER: Alexey Loginov <alexey@cs.wisc.edu>
DATE: 2/10/00
TEST: regression/valid-programs/a222.c (for both problems)
STATUS: fixed 3/10/00
FIX for 1: change default value of flag local_externs_ok to true
FIX for 2: changed checking code for initializations (build-ast.sml and initializer-normalizer.sml)
  Inconvinient Warnings:

   - int foo() { extern int bar; }

	  --> error: `extern' not allowed in local declarations

   - struct S s = t; (in general, struct S = <exp> where <exp> is
     not of the form {...})

	  --> error: badly formed union/struct initializer: expecting {

  These last two errors don't seem to affect the output, so we just
  ignore them.  The others are causing problems on various utilities of
  the GNU website.  (We're ignoring the issues with the use of GNU C.)

  Local extern warning was fixed by making local_externs_ok contain true
  in build-ast.sml.  There remains a question about whether the semantics
  is correct in all cases.  (see regression/invalid-programs/r65.c, which
  appears to be handled properly -- produces an error message.) [dbm, 3/10/00]

SUBMITTER: John Reppy <jhr@research.bell-labs.com>
DATE: 2/10/00
TEST: none
STATUS: fixed
FIX: introduced a sizes record type in sizes-sig.sml, and parameterized
  makeAst, SizeOf fns, and ParseToAst.fileAst' with respect to sizes.
  The Sizes structure provides a default value Sizes.defaultSizes.  
  sizes-sig.sml and sizes.sml moved from variants(/ansic) to ast.
  [Plan is to provide a structure containing a set of sizes values for
  various platform/compiler combinations.]
  Removed bogus stale sizes-sig.sml file (the real signature contains longlong and longdouble).
  Fixed sizeof so that it now:
  a) provides the standard functionality for bitfields of char and short;
  b) has flags to modify the standard behaviour
  We can now simulate the behaviour of cc, lcc and gcc (wrt e.g. alignment 
  issues for unnamed bitfields).

  The type metrics in the CKit are broken in several ways.  First, it seems
  that the SIZES signature does not include longlong or longdouble.  Second,
  the sizes are hard-coded in, instead of being ABI dependent.  I'd recommend
  replacing the Sizes structure with a record type:

      type metrics = {bits : int, align : int}

      type interface = {
	  charMetric : metrics,
	  shortMetric : metrics,
	  intMetric : metrics,
	  longMetric : metrics,
	  longlongMetric : metrics,
	  floatMetric : metrics,
	  doubleMetric : metrics,
	  longdoubleMetric : metrics,
	  pointerMetric : metrics,
	  structAlign : int,
	  bitFieldAlignment : int option

  For the IA32/SVID, the values should be

	  char		8	8
	  short		16	16
	  int		32	32
	  long		32	32
	  long long	64	32
	  float		32	32
	  double		64	32
	  long double	96	32
	  pointer		32	32
	  struct align	-	8

  One can probably write a small C program that generates this information.
  [jhr has given one to nch -dbm]

  [dbm, 3/8/00] The ast/sizes-sig.sml version of SIZES doesn't include
  longlong or longdouble, but the variants/sizes-sig.sml version does.
  That seems to be the version used in (e.g.) variants/*/config.sml.

  The variants/sizes-sig.sml also defines a "layout" type corresponding
  to John's "metrics".  The ast version of SIZES does not seem to be
  mentioned anywhere except in ast/sizes-sig.sml, where it is defined,
  so it looks like this is an old, vestigial version that has been superceded
  by the variants version.

  [dbm, 3/14/00] John still advocates using a record.  He anticipates wanting
  to switch target architectures dynamically (either by passing the record
  as a value, or by setting a global value) in the midst of processing.

SUBMITTER: Alexey Loginov <alexey@cs.wisc.edu>
DATE: 2/18/00
TEST: regression/valid-programs/a224.c
STATUS: fixed 3/10/00 (see bug 9)
  '\0' is treated as '0' and not as a null character.  We didn't check
  for any other special characters.


  char c_null = '\0';
  char c_zero = '0';

  int main () { return 0; }


  char c_null=48;
  char c_zero=48;
  int main ()
    return 0;

  This is a special case of bug 9.

SUBMITTER: Alexey Loginov <alexey@cs.wisc.edu>
DATE: 2/18/00
TEST: a227.c
STATUS: fixed 24/Mar/00
The problem was in type-util.sml,
where the function conditionalExp is used to type check conditional expressions.
The relevant case statement in the body of the function is
where both arguments (after usualUnaryCnv) have Pointer type.
In this case, composite is called -- the problem is that the
call to composite reverts to the original arguments ty1 and ty2 of the call
to conditionalExp, rather than the results of applying usualUnaryCnv.

(Note that the function composite can not and should not
apply usualUnaryCnv to its arguments.)

It turns out that this same error appears in three other places in the code 
(in isEquable, isSubtractable and isComparable).

With insert_explicit_coersions set to true, you now obtain:

original program (a227.c):

int main() {
   int *ip;
   int *jp;
   int ia[3];
   jp = (1 ? ia : ip);

fileToC output:

int main ()
  int *ip;
  int *jp;
  int ia[3];
  jp = (1 ? (int *) ia : ip);

  "?:" operator typing.

   int *ip;
   int *jp;
   int ia[3];
   jp = (1 ? ia : ip);

      --> error: Type Error: Unacceptable operands of question-colon.

	  C semantics (we think):
		       --> jp = (1 ? (int *) ia : ip);
		       (implicit cast of ia to pointer)

	  Current implementation:
		       --> jp = (1 ? ia : (int[3]) ip);
				(implicit cast of ip to array)

  Of course, code is still output correctly (without the implicit cast)
  but since we actually use the implicit casts to materialize some
  casts, we rely on their correctness.

SUBMITTER: Alexey Loginov <alexey@cs.wisc.edu>
DATE: 2/22/00
TEST: regression/valid-programs/a223.c
STATUS: fixed 3/10/00
  To follow up on this [bug 8] I wanted to mention that it looks like ckit
  handles '\ooo' in three different ways depending on the number of
  octal digits.  In C the number of digits can be 1-3 but ckit only
  handles 3 digit numbers correctly.  Two digit numbers are processed as
  decimal numbers.  Single digit numbers are processed as if '\' weren't
  there (i.e. taken as ascii values).


  char c_octal_0 = '\0';
  char c_octal_51 = '\051';
  char c_octal_60 = '\60';
  char c_octal_7 = '\7';

  int main () { return 0; }


  char c_octal_0=48;   /* Should be  0 */
  char c_octal_51=41;  /* Correct      */
  char c_octal_60=60;  /* Should be 48 */
  char c_octal_7=55;   /* Should be  7 */
  int main ()
    return 0;

  Of course, '\0' is the most common of these.  Do you have a time frame 
  for when you think the problems I mentioned before might be fixed?

  [dbm] fixed by changing the rule in parser/grammar/c.lex to take 1 to 3 
  octal digits instead of exactly 3 ({1,3} replaced {3} as the modifier).

SUBMITTER: Alexey Loginov <alexey@cs.wisc.edu>
DATE: 2/23/00
TEST: regression/valid-programs/a226.c
STATUS: fixed 3/10/00
FIX: Stupid cut-and-paste problem: preincrements/predecrements were getting
     transformed into postincrements/postdecrements in build-ast.sml.
  preincrement and predecrement behavior


  int main () {
   int i = 10;

   int i1 = ++i;
   int i2 = --i;

   return 0; }


  int main ()
    int i=10;
    int i1=i++;
    int i2=i--;
    return 0;


SUBMITTER: Kathleen Fisher <kfisher@research.att.com>
DATE: 3/15/00
TEST: a230.c
STATUS: fixed 24/Mar/00
The bug was because the implementation of the non-default
behaviour of convert_function_args_to_pointers was not complete (there was
a missing case in isAssignable in type-utils.sml).  To put it another way,
too much of the code was assuming that convert_function_args_to_pointers
was set to the standard value, and in particular, that certain coersions had
been performed *before* isAssignable was called.  These coersions are not
performed when convert_function_args_to_pointers is false.

We've run into a problem with ckit when we turn the flag
convert_function_args_to_pointers to false in the config.sml file.
The following program:

typedef int *windowTy[1];

int f (windowTy w)
 return 1;

void main(){
  windowTy w;
  f (w);

compiles just fine using cc, but it generates the following
error if we compile it with ckit:

"array-param.hc":11.3-8: error: Bad function call: arg 1 has type windowTy
but fn parameter has type windowTy

SUBMITTER: Olivier Tardieu
DATE: 24/Mar/00
TEST: a301.c
STATUS: fixed 24/Mar/00
! should be type checked like || and && instead of like a simple
unary operator.  Extra code (a function logicalOp1) has
been added to do this.


main() {
  void* p;


gives type error 
     error: Type Error: operand of unary op ! must be a number.

SUBMITTER: Alexey Loginov <alexey@cs.wisc.edu>
DATE: 4/17/00
TEST: a240.c
STATUS: fixed 16/June/00
There is a flag to control this behaviour in config.sml:

It should be set to true for standard behaviour (but was set to false
for some reason -- maybe temporarily for debugging something else, and then
not reverted back to true??).

This is actually an ambiguous case: a strict reading of the standard would
suggest that this should be flagged as a type error, but most
compilers allow it, so it is "standard".

DESCRIPTION: array formals

This one is similar to the ?: bug we reported earlier (Bug number 8).

void foo(int a[]);

int main() {
  int * ip;


"tt.c":5.3-10: error: Bad function call:
               arg 1 has type int * but fn parameter has type int []

Correct C output is still produced but the implicit type of ip inside
the call to foo has int array type.  This is a problem for our

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