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[ID 20000417.001] goto and optimisation

April 17, 2000 05:06
[ID 20000417.001] goto and optimisation
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generated with the help of perlbug 1.26 running under perl 5.00503.

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#       Goto
#                                      It also can't be used to go
#       into a construct that is optimized away.

Looks innocuous, doesn't it.  What it means:

$ perl -e 'if(0) {FOO:print"foo\n";exit} print "1\n"; goto FOO'
Can't find label FOO at -e line 1.
$ perl -e 'if(rand == -1) {FOO:print"foo\n";exit} print "1\n"; goto FOO'

What constructs get optimized away?  The docs don't say.  The optimizer
is obviously foolable, so maybe it'll get cleverer in a future version,
changing the semantics of the above scripts.  I'm not supposed to have
to know what the optimizer does.  *And* the problem isn't diagnosed at
compile time, so it's likely not to be noticed if the goto is taken only
in unusual circumstances (as it is in the program I'm actually writing).

Unreachable code elimination is a good thing.  But if code has a label
in front of it then there's a fair chance that it's not unreachable.

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Site configuration information for perl 5.00503:

Configured by torin at Mon Mar 27 07:50:39 PST 2000.

Summary of my perl5 (5.0 patchlevel 5 subversion 3) configuration:
    osname=linux, osvers=2.2.14, archname=i386-linux
    uname='linux perv 2.2.14 #1 sat jan 15 20:48:59 pst 2000 i686 unknown '
    hint=recommended, useposix=true, d_sigaction=define
    usethreads=undef useperlio=undef d_sfio=undef
    cc='cc', optimize='-O2 ', gccversion=2.95.2 20000220 (Debian GNU/Linux)
    cppflags='-Dbool=char -DHAS_BOOL -D_REENTRANT -DDEBIAN -I/usr/local/include'
    ccflags ='-Dbool=char -DHAS_BOOL -D_REENTRANT -DDEBIAN -I/usr/local/include'
    stdchar='char', d_stdstdio=undef, usevfork=false
    intsize=4, longsize=4, ptrsize=4, doublesize=8
    d_longlong=define, longlongsize=8, d_longdbl=define, longdblsize=12
    alignbytes=4, usemymalloc=n, prototype=define
  Linker and Libraries:
    ld='cc', ldflags =' -L/usr/local/lib'
    libpth=/usr/local/lib /lib /usr/lib
    libs=-lnsl -lndbm -lgdbm -ldbm -ldb -ldl -lm -lc -lposix -lcrypt
    libc=, so=so, useshrplib=false, libperl=libperl.a
  Dynamic Linking:
    dlsrc=dl_dlopen.xs, dlext=so, d_dlsymun=undef, ccdlflags='-rdynamic'
    cccdlflags='-fPIC', lddlflags='-shared -L/usr/local/lib'

Locally applied patches:

@INC for perl 5.00503:

Environment for perl 5.00503:
    LANG (unset)
    LANGUAGE (unset)
    LD_LIBRARY_PATH (unset)
    LOGDIR (unset)
    PERL_BADLANG (unset)
    SHELL=/usr/bin/zsh Perl Programming lists via nntp and http.
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