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digitalmars.D.bugs - [Issue 10757] New: int incremented with double NaN doesn't give a "cannot implicitly convert expression" error


           Summary: int incremented with double NaN doesn't give a "cannot
                    implicitly convert expression" error
           Product: D
           Version: D2
          Platform: x86
        OS/Version: Windows
            Status: NEW
          Keywords: accepts-invalid
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: DMD
        AssignedTo: nobody puremagic.com
        ReportedBy: bearophile_hugs eml.cc

--- Comment #0 from bearophile_hugs eml.cc 2013-08-04 11:00:25 PDT ---
With dmd 2.064alpha this terrible program compiles with no errors nor warnings,
and it runs with no asserts:

void main() {
    double x;
    int y;
    y += x;
    assert(y == int.min);
    y += 3.5;
    assert(y == -2147483644);

What I'd like: that code to become a compile time error (a "cannot implicitly
convert expression" error), because I think it's against the idea of strong
typing. I prefer a language that doesn't silently drops floating point parts
(like 0.5 here) and that catches me if I increment an integer variable by
mistake by a floating point value.

(Probably I will not close down this bug report, so if someone (like Walter) is
against it then he should close it down. Such person should also show one or
more practical situations where allowing that code gives an advantage over
generating a compile-time error. I leave the burden of showing the usefulness
on the shoulders of the person willing to close this issue down.)

In a dynamically typed language as Python2.6 int+float or int+=float return a
float, so this behavour is acceptable:

 x = float("nan")
 y = 0
 y += x
nan I am aware that in D the increment at line 4 is accepted, but this is just a matter of disabling the value range tests that are so good in D, this is a different situation from adding a double to an int: void main() { int x; byte y; y += x; // line 4, OK byte z = x; // Error: cannot implicitly convert } -- Configure issuemail: http://d.puremagic.com/issues/userprefs.cgi?tab=email ------- You are receiving this mail because: -------
Aug 04 2013