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Andrew Leiper

Strange Literal Parsing

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Hi Pavel,


boostc v7.01



Please see the comments in the code below.

It seems with this one as if the compiler is ignoring the brackets and so evaluating (-1/2) to give 0.



#include <system.h>


#define BAD1 ((unsigned short)-1)

#define BAD2 (BAD1 / 2)


#define GOOD1 (0xFFFF)

#define GOOD2 (GOOD1 / 2)



unsigned short p;

void main(void)


p = GOOD1; //p == 0xFFFF as expected

p = GOOD2; //p == 0x7FFF as expected


p = BAD1; //p == 0xFFFF as expected

p = BAD2; //p == 0 ??????






Andy Leiper


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