Kaffe bug on PC
John D. Gwinner
gwinner at northnet.org
Wed Oct 29 12:31:58 PST 1997
> it has to do with the difference between the compilers
> and the way they handle unions. The size of the slots
> union is 8 bytes. I see the pointer in the upper 4
> bytes in both the PC and Solaris. gcc takes the pointer
> correctly. VC++ takes the lower 4 bytes which are NULL.
> I'll address this problem today and broadcast the fix.
> It smell like a fundamental issue for PC.
Just to cover all bases, have you examined the packing (#pragma pack)? I
don't think there is a guaranteed byte placement within a union, but I
could be wrong -- I'm just guessing.
Are you using INT64 for the 8 byte quantity to break out the 4 bytes?
That might be one way to go.
== John ==
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