[cc65] range error (was: bitwise not broken in ca65?)

From: Björn Spruck <bjoern1spruck.net>
Date: 2012-01-12 21:42:25
>The range error check in older versions of the assembler did miss all
cases where the number was negative, which is why some >constructs
worked when they shouldn't have worked. To see why the old assembler
version was wrong, just try lda #-300 It is silently >truncated to "$A9
$D4". This has now been fixed, which results in a diagnostic for old
code that exploits the behaviour.
> I can of course add a "truncate any number until it fits" flag to the
> assembler, but I'm pretty sure most people won't be happy with that.
> Of course I can see your problem, and I'm very sorry for introducing the error
> in the first place. I know that fixing it now causes trouble, but I'm sure
> it's better this way than accepting and silently truncating numbers that are
> out of range.

just my few cents:

.byte 3,2,1,0,-1,-2,-3
is not compiling I find this annoying
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Received on Thu Jan 12 21:42:37 2012

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