Subject: lint vs stdarg.h
To: None <>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 11/18/2003 01:42:16
This doesn't look right to me:

% cat z.c
#include <stdarg.h>

struct foo { int i; };

extern void bar(struct foo);

extern void foo(struct foo, ...);
void foo(struct foo f, ...)
 va_list ap;

 while (f.i)
  { f = va_arg(ap,struct foo);
% lint z.c
z.c(12): first operand must have scalar type, op ? :
z.c(15): warning: ap may be used before set

Looking at the code, it looks as though the former will still arise on
many architectures (sparc and i386 at a minimum) and the latter will
remain on a few (MIPS and PowerPC - ironically, the very ones on which
it appears the former is gone).  I'd test it but for the lack of a
suitable installation to do it on.

Just in case anyone cares....

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