Bug in ^^

Vladimir Panteleev thecybershadow.lists at gmail.com
Tue Sep 17 17:41:23 UTC 2019

On Tuesday, 17 September 2019 at 17:34:18 UTC, Brett wrote:
> Why
> enum x = 100000000000000000;
> enum y = 10^^17;
> should produce two different results

I think the biggest argument would be that computing an 
expression at runtime and compile-time should produce the same 
result, because CTFE is expected to only simulate the effect of 
running something at run-time.

> Regardless of the behavior, it shouldn't produce silent 
> undetectable errors,

I agree, a warning or error for overflows at compile-time would 
be appropriate. We already have a precedent for a similar 
diagnostic - out-of-bounds array access where the index is known 
at compile-time. I suggest filing an enhancement request, if one 
isn't filed for this already.

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