Find the Bug, C# edition

Thanks to Joe Roberts for showing me the code which I’ve rendered below as an exercise in bug-spotting.

The following C# defines a class with a private nullable int field _data, initialised to null, and a public int property Data, which assumes the value of _data if _data has a value, or sets _data_ to 3 and returns 3 otherwise.

class Foo {
  private int? _data = null;
  public int Data => _data ??= 3;
}

Foo f;
// more code here...
Console.WriteLine(f.Data);

It is very likely that this code contains a bug. What is the probable bug?

Hint, which you will certainly need

C# compiles down to Microsoft Intermediate Language (“IL”) bytecode. The example above compiles to essentially the following:

int32 local0;
local0 = this._data.GetValueOrDefault();
if (this._data.HasValue)
    goto label1;
local0 = 3;
this._data = new Nullable<int32>(local0);
stack.push(local0);
goto label2;

label1:
    stack.push(local0);
label2:
    return stack.pop();

Hint 2

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Answer

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