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Re: svn commit: r8372 - branches/1.0-stabilization

From: Travis P <svn_at_castle.fastmail.fm>
Date: 2004-01-23 16:29:32 CET

On Jan 22, 2004, at 11:30 AM, Greg Hudson wrote:

> I wrote:
>>> If we do want to go this route, here's a patch. (I have no
>>> particular emotional attachment to it, but I'm one of the
>>> relatively few people in the project who does do autoconf.)
> Karl wrote:
>> Cool.
>> IMHO such at patch belongs on trunk, but not in 1.0 at this point.
>> It means xlc users have to either use GCC, or apply a tweak, but
>> hey, stabilization always comes at a price.
> I've decided I don't think it belongs at all. It's too much hair to
> work around a bug in a fairly obscure compiler.

I originally reported it and I think that that is fine, but I do think
documentation mentioning that the "-qlanglvl=extended" flag is
recommended for xlc compilation might be a nice touch.

Along that line of thought, I don't see any file or directory of files
that contain platform/os/compiler caveats where workarounds for
differences can be documented. Some problems may be better
handled that way (for whatever reason) than by Subversion changes.

-Travis Pouarz

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