[Mono-dev] CS0019 for value type != null
marek.safar at seznam.cz
Tue Apr 8 07:53:13 EDT 2008
> Marek Safar wrote:
>> Hello Casey,
>>> I've noticed that on a recent SVN build of mono, I get a CS0019 error if
>>> I try to compare a value type against null. E.g.:
>>> DateTime dt;
>>> if (dt != null)
>>> As far as I can tell, this is the correct behavior, since a value type
>>> can't be null. I'm concerned, though, because this behavior seems to
>>> have been introduced recently in SVN, AND it looks like MS's compiler
>>> doesn't reject this statement (well, I haven't seen it accept it, but
>>> this is existing code which apparently compiles fine under Visual
>> This code compiles correctly with the SVN HEAD version.
> IIRC this was a design flaw that some mono devs didn't agree about,
> right? Is gmcs compiler at least reporting a warning about this? If not,
> it would be interesting to do so although MS doesn't do it (in the past
> I remember fixing some bugs in a MS.NET project because gmcs reported
> more warnings than csc!).
Yes, gmcs does report a warning in this case.
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