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Please consider the following case:
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extern void f(int32_t x);
extern void test(void);
f(&glob); /* Allowed under MISRA C 2012 R17.5? */
Could you confirm if the intent that this should be a violation of the rule since we are passing a non-array as an argument where an array is expected? I ask only because there is related wording in the C90/99 standard under additive operators that states:
For the purposes of these operators, a pointer to a nonarray object behaves the same as a
pointer to the first element of an array of length one with the type of the object as its element
Thank you for your help.
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Your example is not a violation of rule 17.5. The Amplification states that the argument
... should point into an object that has at least as many elements as the array.
As you quoted, the C standard states that "&glob" should behave as if it were a pointer to the first element of an array of length one. The expected size in "f" is one, and so the example is compliant.
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