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digitalmars.D.bugs - [Issue 14971] New: array.length -= x; should be checked for


          Issue ID: 14971
           Summary: array.length -= x; should be checked for underflow
                    when compiling without -release
           Product: D
           Version: D2
          Hardware: x86_64
                OS: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P1
         Component: druntime
          Assignee: nobody puremagic.com
          Reporter: collin.reeser gmail.com

For exactly the same reason that the index-out-of-bounds runtime checks are
useful for debugging purposes when compiling without the -release flag,
decrements on the array .length attribute should be checked during runtime for

As it is now:

int main()
    int[] a = [];
    return 0;

Will yield:

core.exception.OutOfMemoryError (0)

This should instead be an error message along the lines of the
index-out-of-bounds exception that indicates what the problem actually is.

This is related to Issue 3933 from 2010 (there's still no line number on the
error, which goes a long way to making this issue less important).

Aug 27 2015