byte & byte
schveiguy at yahoo.com
Wed Oct 27 21:02:41 PDT 2010
On Wed, 27 Oct 2010 23:34:04 -0400, Ellery Newcomer
<ellery-newcomer at utulsa.edu> wrote:
> Hm. Thanks for the heads up.
> Now how about
> byte &= int
> is there any good reason why the result type of that isn't error?
Well, if 'int' represents a literal, or a manifest constant, they are not
exactly ints. When the compiler can tell that the result of the operation
will fit into a byte, it allows it to go through. I believe when it can't
tell, it should error, but &= may be a special case, I'm not sure.
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