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Date:	Wed, 27 Jun 2007 01:29:59 +0100
From:	Derek M Jones <>
To:	Al Viro <>
CC:	Neil Booth <>,
	Josh Triplett <>,
	Segher Boessenkool <>,
	Linus Torvalds <>,,
Subject: Re: [PATCH 16/16] fix handling of integer constant expressions

Al Viro wrote:

>>> Hopefully correct handling of integer constant expressions.  Please, review.
>> Am I invoking sparse wrongly?  ./sparse -W -Wall doesn't diagnose
>> the following TU, for example.
>> extern int a;
>> extern int as1[(a = 2)];
> sparse simply doesn't check that.  We don't have anything resembling
> support of VLA.

If it did support VLAs it would point out that this is
a constraint violation.  VLAs must have block or function
prototype scope.

Derek M. Jones                              tel: +44 (0) 1252 520 667
Knowledge Software Ltd            
Applications Standards Conformance Testing
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