On Sun, Oct 13, 2019 at 3:43 AM Jonas Maebe <jo...@freepascal.org> wrote:
> The snippet came from the compiled program. It showed that the "while > true do ;" infinite loop got removed by the peephole optimiser (as also > mentioned by Martin). That was wrong. The peephole optimiser does not > perform any dead code analyses. It's only supposed to transform code > patterns into equivalent (but hopefully faster) ones. > > Adding a "v:=2;" statement at the start of the program, which would make > the loop reachable, did not affect the generated code (i.e., the loop > was still removed). > > > Jonas > Ah, I get it now. So basically my comment to them on the tracker issue was just kind of focusing on the wrong thing. Now I know for next time, at least. Thanks!
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