FYI: kaffe fails to compile

Godmar Back gback at
Sun Apr 11 13:31:16 PDT 1999

> On Apr 11, 1999, Godmar Back <gback at> wrote:
> > My experience is that is does not compile with egcs.
> Actually, it doesn't compile with a broken glibc that uses invalid asm
> statements in optimized macros for ANSI-C Standard functions.  Older
> gcc's used to silently generate bad code; egcs now emits error and
> refuses to compile them.  The problems are fixed in recent releases of
> glibc, but there are still some old versions around.
> > This needs to be fixed in Kaffe.
> I don't think so, unless we're talking about different things.  I've
> been compiling Kaffe with egcs for quite a long time, and it has never 
> been a problem for me.

Hmmm, I thought I was getting error messages in Kaffe's sysdepCallmethods.
But you're right, the RH 5.2 dist I've been trying it on only has an old
2.0.x glibc.  I'll check on it again.

	- Godmar

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