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Re: [vox-tech] loop never exits!



On Wed, Apr 21, 2010 at 11:37 PM, Brian Lavender <brian@brie.com> wrote:
> I told the compiler to go through a loop while a certain expression
> evaluates to true. When the expression evalates to false, the loop
> should terminate. If I had provided no expression, or I had provided
> true, or some value that would always evaluate to true, then I would
> expect the compiler to do as I tell it.
>
> I have provided an expression for the loop to terminate that could
> evaluate to false, yet will never evaluate to false.
>
> This determination can be done through static analysis. Hence,
> I am still convinced that the compiler should issue a warning. Yet,
> I am still looking for a contradiction to my theory.

If you are using an open source compiler just download the source and
rewrite it so that it does what you want instead of just continuing to
complain about it.

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