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Re: large integer truncation in regex module

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: large integer truncation in regex module
Date: Sun, 27 May 2012 20:35:06 +0200

Steven M. Schweda wrote:
> From: Paul Eggert
>> I installed the following patch, which I hope fixes the problem. [...]
>    It does around here.

Thanks for confirming.

> Thanks.  I just hope that all the C
> preprocessors around the world appreciate all the work that you're
> saving them.  It was educational for me, too.  I'm beginning to see why
> my old computers seem to get progressively slower.  A few more
> operations here, some dead code there -- it's all becoming clear now.
> It's a pity that that awful "#if xxx" isn't easier to read and reason
> about...

Do you know of a modern optimizing compiler that fails
to elide the dead code?  If so, please let us know.

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