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Re: CVS commit: src

On Sat, Jan 28, 2012 at 01:59:31PM +0000, Alexander Nasonov wrote:
 > > IIRC something in the standard requires the result to be a compile time
 > > constant
 > You're right: "... which expands to an integer constant expression that
 > has type size_t, the value of which is the offset in bytes ...".
 > > I suspect uses like the above were not thought of when the standard
 > > was written!
 > If they allowed sizeof to be a run-time value for VLAs they would
 > probably allowed such use of offsetof if they thought of it ...

That sounds like a formal defect for which someone could file a formal
defect report if it didn't require jumping through sixteen hoops while
whistling God Save the Queen backwards.

Is comp.std.c still alive? Bringing it up there would be a good start.

David A. Holland

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