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Old 01-10-2006, 06:55 AM   #1
stephenwalter
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gcc 4.0.0 warning: dereferencing type-punned pointer will break strict-aliasing rules


Hello all,
Just need this clarification. In my program i have a user defined function with prototype myfunc(void** ptr)
and consider for example i call it like this

char * name;
myfunc((void**)&name);

I get this compilation warning wherever i do this

warning: dereferencing type-punned pointer will break strict-aliasing rules

I just want to know why , because the same program run on gcc 2.96 does not produce the same warning , when i run it in gcc 4.0.0. i get this warning , i also need to find a way to fix this issue. Any help in this regard would be great.

Regards,
S.Suresh Stephen
 
Old 01-11-2006, 05:21 AM   #2
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gcc 4.0.2 works fine here.
 
Old 01-11-2006, 06:37 AM   #3
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Hello,
Thanks for your reply , but i found that this warning was being raised due to strict aliasing rules in the gcc 4.0.0. compiler and also these warnings can be supressed by adding a compile option -fno-strict-aliasing to my makefiles (and that really solves my issue) , maybe those warnings are supressed by default in gcc 4.0.2 compiler that you are using , anyway thanks again for your reply.

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S.Suresh Stephen
 
Old 11-17-2008, 03:57 PM   #4
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stephenwalter, thanks I was getting worried when I kept on seeing the same error.

This is version of Glib 2.4.8 I am installing on Debian Etch.

http://ftp.acc.umu.se/pub/GNOME/sour...b-2.4.8.tar.gz
 
Old 06-10-2009, 04:06 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by stephenwalter View Post
Hello all,
Just need this clarification. In my program i have a user defined function with prototype myfunc(void** ptr)
and consider for example i call it like this

char * name;
myfunc((void**)&name);

I get this compilation warning wherever i do this

warning: dereferencing type-punned pointer will break strict-aliasing rules

I just want to know why , because the same program run on gcc 2.96 does not produce the same warning , when i run it in gcc 4.0.0. i get this warning , i also need to find a way to fix this issue. Any help in this regard would be great.

Regards,
S.Suresh Stephen
-fstrict-aliasing and -Wstrict-aliasing must be enable in Makefile. Remove them from Makefile. Or remove Werror from Makefile

Last edited by mwadoublestar; 06-10-2009 at 04:43 AM.
 
  


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