Subject: Re: elk-3.0 on NetBSD-current?
To: None <>
From: Mike Long <>
List: current-users
Date: 09/10/1996 10:37:56
>Date: Tue, 10 Sep 1996 08:38:46 -0500
>From: Jon Buller <>

>"Wiker, Raymond" <> writes:
>Raymond> 	Um. I had some trouble with Elk (though I can't remember if it
>Raymond> was 3.0 or the previous version). Anyway, the problem turned out to be
>Raymond> a compiler optimisation - something to do with picking the wrong
>Raymond> address from a cons cell (could actually be the 'cdr' function...). I
>Raymond> can check this out if necessary. 
>That may well be it.  I'll recompile without the -O2 flag given to gcc and
>see what happens.  Do you know which file had the problem?

Another thing to try is to apply the patches for gcc-  I've
done that on my (i386) machine, and have not experienced any problems.
Supposedly fixes the problem that required the use of
-fno-strength-reduce to avoid miscompiled code with -O2 on the i386.

I could send a PR, but there really wasn't much work involved in
applying the FSF patch.
Mike Long <>     <URL:>
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