“plain” long long bit-fields
11.4.10 [class.bit]
Mike Miller

Created on 2008-11-07.00:00:00 last changed 96 months ago


Date: 2010-08-23.00:00:00

[Voted into WP at August, 2010 meeting.]

Date: 2010-02-15.00:00:00

Proposed resolution (February, 2010):

Change 11.4.10 [class.bit] paragraph 3 as follows:

...It is implementation-defined whether a plain (neither explicitly signed nor unsigned) char, short, int or, long, or long long bit-field is signed or unsigned...
Date: 2008-11-07.00:00:00

The type long long is missing from the list of bit-field types in 11.4.10 [class.bit] paragraph 3 for which the implementation can choose the signedness. This was presumably an oversight. (If that is the case, we may want to reconsider the handling of 7.3.7 [conv.prom] paragraph 3: a long long bit-field that the implementation treats as unsigned will — pending the outcome of issue 739 — still promote to signed long long, which can lead to unexpected results for bit-fields with the same number of bits as long long.)

Date User Action Args
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