On Fri, Sep 28, 2001 at 10:37:52PM +1000, Keith Owens wrote:
> On Thu, 27 Sep 2001 16:59:47 +0200 (CEST),
> Kjeld Borch Egevang <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >When I compile the following function with "gcc -O2" the compiler crashes.
> >static float sp_f2l(float x)
> > long l, *xl;
> > float y;
> > xl = (void *)&y;
> > l = x;
> > *xl = l;
> > return y;
> You are breaking the C rules for data accesses. Compile with
> -fno-strict-aliasing if you want to break the rules. Or, and this is
> much better, use a union of long and float to "convert" one
> representation to another.
Yes said the compiler is crashing so that's definately a gcc bug. Aside
of course of the code itself being buggy also.