Author Greg Price
Recipients Greg Price
Date 2019-08-10.21:07:30
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In longobject.c we have the following usage a few times:

PyObject *
PyLong_FromLong(long ival)
    PyLongObject *v;
    // ... more locals ...


    if (ival < 0) {
        /* negate: can't write this as abs_ival = -ival since that
           invokes undefined behaviour when ival is LONG_MIN */
        abs_ival = 0U-(unsigned long)ival;
        sign = -1;
    else {
    // ... etc. etc.

The CHECK_SMALL_INT macro contains a `return`, so the function can actually return before it reaches any of the other code.

#define CHECK_SMALL_INT(ival) \
    do if (-NSMALLNEGINTS <= ival && ival < NSMALLPOSINTS) { \
        return get_small_int((sdigit)ival); \
    } while(0)

That's not even an error condition -- in fact it's the fast, hopefully reasonably-common, path.

An implicit return like this is pretty surprising for the reader. And it only takes one more line (plus a close-brace) to make it explicit:

    if (IS_SMALL_INT(ival)) {
        return get_small_int((sdigit)ival);

so that seems like a much better trade.

Patch written, will post shortly.
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