segmentation fault

Waldek Hebisch hebisch at
Tue Dec 21 11:42:00 CET 2004

Willett Kempton wrote:
> program file attached is a program missing a "}" which should get 
> compilation
> error, but which compiles without errors and when run, gets a 
> "Segmentation fault"
> and quits.
> tested on GNU Pascal version 20030830, based on gcc-3.3.2

Form your program:

  begin { LoadTranFunctions
   NextT := -MaxInputFields;
   LoadOne(1,TFCopy,PropSentinel);  { put first names into workspace (PropSentinal=workspace }
              ^^^^ comment ends here.

Gpc treats anything from opening brace to closed brace as a comment
(it _may_ contain another opening brace). That behaviour is mandated
by the Pascal standard.

Use `--nested-comments' option to require balanced braces in the

                              Waldek Hebisch
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