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Month: August 2016

New FTBFS with GCC 6 and C++11 dialect

From: Slávek Banko <slavek.banko@...>
Date: Wed, 17 Aug 2016 03:00:48 +0200
Hi all,

I noticed during current builgs, on Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety) and now also on 
Debian 9 (Stretch) was changed the default compiler to GCC6. This brings 
the number of new FTBFS. That's why I started to concentrate on these 
FTBFS. Note - for this reason the packages for Yakkety in Preliminary 
Stable Builds are now inconsistent.

As a first, of course, I started with tdelibs. Most were simple conflict 
signed / unsigned char or int. However, one serious problem is here.

In the 'kjs' and 'tdehtml/ecma' is used HashEntry structure that contains 
the item 'value' of type short int - see 'kjs/lookup.h'. Into this item 
was stored values DOM::NodeFilter::ShowCode::SHOW_ALL = 0xFFFFFFFF (see 
tdehtml/dom/dom2_traversal.h) and kjs event CHANGE with value 32768 (see 
tdehtml/ecma/kjs_events.cpp). Both are therefore outside the range of 
short int.

Changing the type of 'value' in HashEntry from short to long would 
apparently cause a change in ABI - kjs/lookup.h is part of the public 
includes. That's why I made the change values 0xFFFFFFFF and 32768 to -1. 
I think that GCC compilers version less than 6 will store these values in 
the same way. Therefore, I believe that the proposed patch would not 
cause problems == can be pushed. What is your opinion?