J.2 lists the following as an instance of undefined behavior:
Conversion to or from an integer type produces a value outside the
range that can be represented (188.8.131.52).
This is incomplete and misleading. 184.108.40.206 discusses conversions
between floating-point and integer types; for such conversions, the
statement in J.2 is correct. But for a conversion from an integer
type to a signed integer type, an overflow either yields an
implementation-defined result or raises an implementation-defined
I think the quoted statement in J.2 just needs to mention
Credit goes to Richard Bos for noticing this, in the comp.lang.c
thread "Understanding a simple C program".
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