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Friday, July 11, 2008

Don't try to fool compilers

There's a macro in ACE to eliminate a compiler warning:

379 // Some compilers complain about "statement with no effect" with (a).
380 // This eliminates the warnings, and no code is generated for the null
381 // conditional statement.  @note that may only be true if -O is enabled,
382 // such as with GreenHills (ghs) 1.8.8.
383 # define ACE_UNUSED_ARG(a) do {/* null */} while (&a == 0)

But when I use this macro, gcc 4.3 will complain:

warning: the address of ‘a’ will never be NULL

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12:25:52 by fishy - dev - Permanent Link

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