Compiler Warning C4706: assignment within conditional expression

=?Utf-8?B?UGF1bA==?= <vhr@newsgroups.nospam>
Tue, 6 Nov 2007 10:15:00 -0800
This is the code fragment

std::string output;

DWORD bytes_avail = 0;
if (::PeekNamedPipe(h_read, 0, 0, 0, &bytes_avail, 0))
    if (bytes_avail > 0) {
        const DWORD len = 4096;
        char buf[len];
        DWORD bytes_read;
        BOOL rfr;
        while ((rfr = ::ReadFile(h_read, buf, len, &bytes_read, 0) &&
            output.append(buf, buf + bytes_read);
        if (!rfr)
            switch (const DWORD e = ::GetLastError()) {
            case ERROR_BROKEN_PIPE: // 109: The pipe has been ended
                Log(ERR, "ReadFile failed: " + get_last_error(e));

in which

rfr = ::ReadFile(h_read, buf, len, &bytes_read, 0)

in while() causes Compiler Warning C4706 (assignment within conditional
expression). My interest here is obviously purely academic but is there a way
to write the condition in the while() in a way that would tell the compiler
the warning has been heeded and it is all right? (The reason I use this
assignment is to take the return code out of the condition and test it when
the loop terminates in case ReadFile has failed.)

I am familiar with this

but writing

(rfr = ::ReadFile(h_read, buf, len, &bytes_read, 0)) != 0

does not help either in VS2003 or VS2005 and I had rather not use

#pragma warning (disable:...)
#pragma warning (default:...)

Thank you.


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