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Re: at least 260 packages broken on arm, powerpc and s390 due to wrong assumption on char signedness

On Thu, Dec 27, 2001 at 08:08:51PM +0100, Gerhard Tonn wrote:
> [...]
> Since in some cases this wrong assumption results in a warning 
> comparison is always true due to limited range of data type  
> or
> comparison is always false due to limited range of data type  
> I grepped my archived build logs and found that all packages below have got 
> this problem. Since I have currently not the time to write a bug report for 
> each I would appreciate if the respective owner could look into the problem. 

> sgb

This package is correct as is, and the warning is harmless; the line
of code involved is:

return (c<0||c>255)? unexpected_char: icode[c];

where c is a char expected to be in the normal range (0<=c<=127).  All
the chars used in this code (AFAICT) are in this range.



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