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Re: Blead on s390x

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James E Keenan
June 17, 2013 01:32
Re: Blead on s390x
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On 4/10/13 4:40 AM, Nicholas Clark wrote:
> 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

Could the participants in this thread please take a look at ("Problems 
compiling threaded perl 5.8.0 on OS/390")?

If you have any insight that would enable us to close that RT ticket, 
please share.

Thank you very much.
Jim Keenan

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