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Int64.of_string does not detect overflow from positive to negative ints #3302

vicuna opened this Issue Nov 25, 2004 · 2 comments


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commented Nov 25, 2004

Original bug ID: 3302
Reporter: administrator
Status: closed (set by @xavierleroy on 2011-05-29T10:20:30Z)
Resolution: fixed
Priority: normal
Severity: feature
Fixed in version: 3.12.0+dev
Category: ~DO NOT USE (was: OCaml general)
Related to: #3582 #4210 #4245
Monitored by: jm

Bug description


I would have expected Int64.of_string to detect overflow when an
apparently positive string produces a negative integer:

: nr@toller 11359 ; ocaml
Objective Caml version 3.08.1

Int64.of_string "9223372036854775808";;

  • : int64 = -9223372036854775808L



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commented Feb 2, 2005

Comment author: administrator

Proposed behavior for int_of_string would be good. However, integer literals in
source code are read as '-' followed by a positive integer converted with
int_of_string. Hence the latter must not fail on 2^(N-1), otherwise - 2^(N-1)
cannot be represented. One possibility would be to use conversions other than
int_of_string et al in the lexer.


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commented Aug 28, 2009

Comment author: @xavierleroy

Fixed in CVS trunk, will be in 3.12.

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