cvs commit: src/lib/libalias alias.c

David Schultz das at FreeBSD.ORG
Tue Jul 6 19:26:15 PDT 2004

On Tue, Jul 06, 2004, Dag-Erling Smorgrav wrote:
>   Rewrite twowords() to access its argument through a char pointer and not
>   a short pointer.  The previous implementation seems to be in a gray zone
>   of the C standard, and GCC generates incorrect code for it at -O2 or
>   higher on some platforms.

I don't think this is even a gray zone---the C standard
specifically disallows aliasing of pointers to different types
unless one of the types is a 'char *'.

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