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Compiler [crashing?] Bug

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Bug description:

A string can be declared as follows:

char* MyString = "Contents of string"

Missing of the '*' either causes the compiler to crash or mess-up some way.

 

 

Steps to reproduce:

Attempt to compile the following code (in a file "bug.c"):

#include <system.h>

void main() {
   char* String1 = "I will compile!";
   char String2 = "I upset the compiler!";

   while(true) {
       nop();
   }
}

Doing so will produce the following output:

BoostC Optimizing C Compiler Version 1.9.3 Beta (for PIC16 architecture)
http://www.picant.com/c2c/c.html
Copyright(C) 2004-2005 Pavel Baranov
Copyright(C) 2004-2005 David Hobday


Exit code was 128.
Removing target: bug.obj
Failed to locate output file 'bug.obj'
Done

Failed

 

I assume the compiler is crashing

 

Declaring String2 as a char* instead will compile.

 

 

Expected behaviour:

The compiler should throw up a helpful error message.

 

 

Is the problem 100% reproduceable:

Yup, every time!

 

 

Tested on:

IDE version: 5.8

Compiler: BoostC

Compiler version: 1.9.3

Target device: PIC16F877

OS: Win2k SP4

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