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Key: PCC-386
Type: Bug Bug
Status: Resolved Resolved
Resolution: Fixed
Priority: Minor Minor
Assignee: Anders Magnusson
Reporter: Iain Hibbert
Votes: 0
Watchers: 0

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enum declaration before definition causes compiler error

Created: 16/Mar/12 06:39 PM   Updated: 18/Mar/12 01:27 PM
Component/s: C frontend
Affects Version/s: None
Fix Version/s: None

Environment: NetBSD/i386

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While attempting to compile GDB 7.3.1 I discovered an error

/var/cvs/NetBSD-current/src/external/gpl3/gdb/dist/gdb/i386-tdep.c, line 7187: warning: implicit conversion of argument 2 due to prototype
/var/cvs/NetBSD-current/src/external/gpl3/gdb/dist/gdb/i386-tdep.c, line 7187: compiler error: strmemb

examining this in detail showed that include file ordering means that
an enum is being referenced in a function prototype before its definition
(which according to C99 note 3 is not allowed), but the following code

  void foo(enum bar);

  enum bar { A, B, C };

  void main(void)

when compiled results in

  test.c: line 7: compiler error: strmemb

rather than a useful warning or error.

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Anders Magnusson made changes - 17/Mar/12 05:52 PM
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Anders Magnusson made changes - 17/Mar/12 05:54 PM