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    SubjectRe: Do not misuse Coverity please
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    Jean Delvare wrote:

    > v = p->field;
    > if (!p) return;
    >
    > can be seen as equivalent to
    >
    > if (!p) return;
    > v = p->field;

    Heck, no.

    You're missing the side-effect of a null pointer dereference crash (for
    p->field) (even though v is unused before the return). The optimizer is
    not allowed to make exceptions go away as a result of the hoisting.

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