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Re: [ID 20010131.008] Not OK: perl v5.6.1 +v5.6.1-TRIAL2 on alpha-linux 2.2.5-16 (UNINSTALLED)

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From:
Jarkko Hietaniemi
Date:
January 31, 2001 11:18
Subject:
Re: [ID 20010131.008] Not OK: perl v5.6.1 +v5.6.1-TRIAL2 on alpha-linux 2.2.5-16 (UNINSTALLED)
Message ID:
20010131131213.X20543@chaos.wustl.edu
On Wed, Jan 31, 2001 at 06:28:23PM +0000, Simon Cozens wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 31, 2001 at 11:56:51AM -0600, Jarkko Hietaniemi wrote:
> > Since I have proof that neither alpha as such nor linux as such have
> > problems with T2 I'd glare at gcc first.  Try dropping the optimization
> > level.
> 
> Tried; removing optimization doesn't seem to have helped the regex tests, and
> bigfltm is still dumping core at test 351. More detail:
> 
> t/op/pat.t:
> # ans='1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1'
> # expect='(bla()) ((l)u((e))) (l(e)e)'
> not ok 101
> # ans='        '
> # expect='(bla()) ((l)u((e))) (l(e)e)'
> not ok 102

I still suspect gcc. gcc has traditionally been really sucky with alphas,
and the gcc you used is close to two years old.

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