2015-05-13 18:09 GMT+02:00 David Chisnall <david.chisn...@cl.cam.ac.uk>:
> LLVM uses this quite heavily, in a macro that expands to something equivalent 
> to assert(0 && "unreachable reached!”) in debug mode and 
> __builtin_unreachable() in release mode.  When you’re debugging, you get 
> errors if you reach unreachable code and in deployment the compiler gets a 
> useful hint for optimisation.

Too bad we can't use this trick in our own assert(). You'd need to
define assert() like this:

#define assert(expr) do { \
  if (!(expr)) \
    __builtin_unreachable(); \
} while (0)

Unfortunately, this would cause the expression to be evaluated, which
is not allowed.

Ed Schouten <e...@nuxi.nl>
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