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Re: integer overflow during divl instruction

From: Bruno Haible
Subject: Re: integer overflow during divl instruction
Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2021 16:03:52 +0100
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Jose E. Marchesi wrote:
> In Poke we have integer values of any number of bits from 1 to 63.  If
> we were to define what happens when signed overflow occurs (like raising
> an exception E_overflow) that would need to happen also when a, say,
> 4-bit signed integer is overflown by an operation.
> So we need something more complex than that.

Addition and subtraction for a signed integer type with N bits (1 ≤ N ≤ 64)
works like this:

  add (x, y) := add_int64_t (x << (64-N), y << (64-N)) >> (64-N).
  sub (x, y) := sub_int64_t (x << (64-N), y << (64-N)) >> (64-N).
  mul (x, y) := mul_int64_t (x << (64-N), y) >> (64-N).

where add_int64_t, sub_int64_t, mul_int64_t check for overflow (intprops.h
and >> is a signed right-shift.


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