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Bug #7251

A warning or error is needed when a value is truncated

Added by Andrei Tatarnikov about 3 years ago.

Status:
New
Priority:
High
Category:
nML
Target version:
Start date:
05/25/2016
Due date:
% Done:

0%

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Detected in build:
svn
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Description

Constant expressions are cast to nML types depending of the context. For example, in expressions of kind "VARIABLE operator CONSTANT", CONSTANT is cast to the type of VARIABLE. If CONSTANT is larger than can be represented by the type, its higher bits are truncated. This can lead to unexpected results. For this reason, in such situations a warning or an error must be generated.

Example:

In "x + 32" where x has type card(5), 32 gets truncated to 0.

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