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Segfault when calling redef on a variable without a value #467

timwoj opened this issue Jul 12, 2019 · 1 comment


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commented Jul 12, 2019

From #157 (comment):

An example similar to what's in the original report does segfault:

global a: count &add_func = function(): count { return 3; };
redef a += 13;
print a;

Could either fix that as part of this issue or separately, since not sure it's just type-checking problem or a problem with redefing something that has no initial value (or combination). E.g. this one gives a "argument type mismatch error":

global a: count = 1 &add_func = function(): count { return 3; };
redef a += 13;
print a;

Which seems like the right behavior (except maybe message could be more descriptive) because the actual function should be:

global a: count = 1 &add_func = function(old: count, new: count): count { return 3; };
redef a += 13;
print a;

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commented Jul 12, 2019

There seem to be two things here.

Redef-ing a variable without an initial value actually seems like it should be fine - when the redef just does a normal assignment. +=, etc obviously cannot work.

An &add_func only seems to make sense when there is an initial value - otherwise there is no "old".

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