[Mono-bugs] [Bug 23932] Changed - integer literals for "small" integer types (byte)
7 May 2002 19:52:52 -0000
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--- shadow/23932 Tue May 7 01:31:04 2002
+++ shadow/23932.tmp.25641 Tue May 7 15:52:52 2002
@@ -50,6 +50,23 @@
The C-Sharp spec. says (pg. 72):
The type of an integer literal is determined as follows:
* If the literal has no suffix, it has the first of these types in
which its value can be represented: int, uint, long, ulong.
+------- Additional Comments From firstname.lastname@example.org 2002-05-07 15:52 -------
+Well, IMHO this is wrong in this particular case here.You don't want
+to determine the type based on the literal's value as if it was an
+assignment. This is the _declaration_ of a constant, so you already
+know which type the literal must have (and then check to make sure
+that the literal's value actually fits into that type).
+So if you have
+ const long a = 5;
+this needs to be a long (and not a short because the number 5 fits
+into a short).