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Nicholas Clark
April 10, 2013 08:40
Re: Blead on s390x
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On Sun, Apr 07, 2013 at 03:52:06PM +0300, Niko Tyni wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 06, 2013 at 08:12:41PM +0100, Nicholas Clark wrote:
> > On Sat, Apr 06, 2013 at 10:21:56AM +0200, H.Merijn Brand wrote:
> > > I got a hercules iso from Henri yesterday on the OpenSUSE 12.3 launch
> > > party. After converting the iso to something Linux understands (OS/X
> > > iso's are not recognized as iso), it just took minutes to get it up
> > > and running under hercules. It is not EBCDIC, but for sure it is
> > > something different.
> > 
> > Is anyone actually using Perl on it?
> > 
> > In that, we've not had any bug reports about this before, and for a lot of
> > these somewhat esoteric platforms I'm sort of wondering at what point do
> > they stop being "fun", and start being "work". Right now, I think it's more
> > at the "fun" level, and it might be telling us something interesting about
> > portability, as it might be that all these tests failing are down to the
> > same problem.
> This particular problem was already diagnosed as a compiler bug, but
> FWIW: s390x is a Debian release architecture, and current blead passes
> all the tests on a "real" s390x box with gcc 4.6.3.

That's good to know.

> There's also gcc 4.4.7 around, and that one doesn't exhibit the bug either
> according to the testcases (but I didn't try to build Perl with that.)

Thanks for the that detail.

I think that the most sensible thing is to consider that compiler to buggy
to "support", and recommend that people fix their compiler first.

Nicholas Clark

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