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Jean-Pierre Rosen <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 8 Jul 2003 11:05:54 +0200
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>11..10 and 1..0 are both null slices (i.e. statically known to be empty).
Your code therefore assigns a null slice >to a null slice and no
out-of-bounds array accesses occur so no error occurs.
>
>I would hope that a(10..11) := b(0..1); would raise a rich crop of
constraint errors.

No. A null slice never raises Constraint_Error (4.1.2(7)).
Is it a good thing? I can see pros and cons for both...
Anyway, that's the way it is.
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