[cfe-dev] conditional operator

Daniel Dunbar daniel.dunbar at gmail.com
Tue Jul 20 16:24:32 PDT 2010

This is by design, generating a select requires analyzing the operands
in the ?: operator to determine whether they have side effects. We
generally prefer to leave those kinds of optimizations to the backend,
unless there is a clear compile time opportunity.

 - Daniel

On Jul 20, 2010, at 7:39, Jochen Wilhelmy <j.wilhelmy at arcor.de> wrote:

> Hi!
> when using something like
> (a < b) ? a : b
> I would expect that the select instruction is always used.
> But, if a or b are a global variable, a real branch with multiple
> basic blocks is created. Is this a bug or a feature?
> -Jochen
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