RFH: aliasing problems
Thomas.Doerfler at embedded-brains.de
Wed Dec 13 01:39:37 CST 2006
Steven Johnson schrieb:
>> Steven, it seems you still miss the meaning of aliasing rules, so all the
>> suggestions you give are just tricks to silence compiler warnings, not
>> actual fixes to the problems.
> Please enlighten me as to the meaning of the aliasing rules, in a way
> that makes sense given the other parts of the specification with regard
> to permissible pointer conversion. I would be overjoyed to be
> enlightened on this matter.
Steven, i agree with Sergei's statements. In the beginning I was also
confused with the "pointer conversion rules" you mentioned, because they
do not match the aliasing rules.
But I think from a user's point of view it means, that you are allowed to:
- assign pointers of one type to pointers of a different type according
to conversion rules.
- You can perform pointer math (increment, decrement, compute the
difference between two pointers) according to these rules
- But you are NOT allowed to access the memory objects through a
type-converted pointer, because this WILL break the aliasing rules.
There are not too many ways where pointer conversion still makes sense,
but things are restricted in C99.
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