Ticket #466 (closed bug: wontfix)

Opened 6 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

PAST::Val.new( :value( ~$/ ), :returns('Complex')) generates incorrect pir

Reported by: bsdz Owned by: pmichaud
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: PCT Version: trunk
Severity: medium Keywords:
Cc: Language:
Patch status: Platform: all


When trying to assigned capture string to a Complex type the generated PIR does not quote the string token so one ends up with something like: -

    new $P14, "Complex"
    assign $P14, 10i

When you really want: -

    assign $P14, "10j"

This can be fixed by adding the a valflag option in src/PAST/Compiler.pir similar to String's settings.

valflagsComplex? = 's~*:e'

However, this might break some future intended usage.

It would be something useful to control from NQP.


PAST-Compiler.patch Download (496 bytes) - added by bsdz 6 years ago.
Patch file
pct-complex.patch Download (1.5 KB) - added by bsdz 5 years ago.
New patch with test case included for PCT PAST compiler.

Change History

Changed 6 years ago by bsdz

Patch file

Changed 5 years ago by bsdz

New patch with test case included for PCT PAST compiler.

Changed 5 years ago by bsdz

Added new patch that also includes a test case to prove correct behavior.

Changed 5 years ago by jkeenan


Can you provide any update on the issues in this ticket?

Thank you very much.

Changed 4 years ago by pmichaud

  • status changed from new to closed
  • resolution set to wontfix

PAST really wants to keep the number of types it supports to a minimum, thus it only offers encodings for String, Integer, and Float. It expects HLLs to make any additional %valflags entries for other types as they are needed. (This interface will likely change in future versions of PAST.)

Marking ticket as 'wontfix'.


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