Bug 19290 - cpp truncates long lines with no warning
Summary: cpp truncates long lines with no warning
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: cpp   
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Version: 7.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Jakub Jelinek
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Reported: 2000-10-17 23:10 UTC by henry
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-11-13 11:17:19 UTC
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Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2000:132 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Bug fixing update of GCC 2.96 2000-12-19 05:00:00 UTC

Description henry 2000-10-17 23:10:21 UTC
The cpp shipped with Red Hat 7.0, at least on Intel hardware, silently
truncates long (and I mean very long) lines.  This showed up in complaints
from users trying to recompile MLton (our ML compiler).
As a simple test case, consider the C source file

	a(int b)
		int	c;

		c = b + b + b + ... + b;
		return (c);
where you include 100,000 b's (so the line will have 400,004 bytes in it).
If you run this through `gcc -E', the output will only be about 7000 bytes
wide and will end in a `+', the rest having been discarded.

Please note, these lines would be rather ridiculous if generated by hand,
but they are the output of our compiler.  Automatically generated C is
quite common (consider the output of yacc, or lex for instance).
It is a real disaster that not only does cpp fail, but it fails silently,
with no error message and no funny exit status.

Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 2000-10-17 23:33:54 UTC
assigned to jakub

Comment 2 Jakub Jelinek 2000-11-13 11:17:16 UTC
Will be fixed in cpp-2.96-64.

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