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Jarkko Hietaniemi
Date:
September 21, 2003 08:23
Subject:
Re: Interesting - [drow@mvista.com: Re: A user's experiences with GCC-3.4 snapshots]
Message ID:
20030921152310.GA1463@vipunen.hut.fi
> perl 5.6.1's Configure script uses the following test program :
> 
>     int main() { extern short setproctitle(); printf("%hd", setproctitle()); }
> 
> and sees if it can be compiled.
> 
> I don't know why this was further changed, but this earlier approach
> seems to be immune to that change introduced in gcc 3.4.

That approach broke in Solaris 10.  An attempt to fix that broke
MPE/iX.  The current (blead) approach seems to work in all.

> BTW configuring perl 5.6.1 with gcc 2.96, 3.3.1 and 3.4 (snapshot 20030917)
> gives the same config.sh (except the expected differences). So I think
> I'll be conservative regarding this question in perl 5.6.2.

-- 
Jarkko Hietaniemi <jhi@iki.fi> http://www.iki.fi/jhi/ "There is this special
biologist word we use for 'stable'.  It is 'dead'." -- Jack Cohen

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