Subject: Re: PERL and NetBSD 1.3_ALPHA
To: Simon Burge <>
From: Giles Lean <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/11/1997 10:29:20
On Tue, 11 Nov 1997 10:07:18 +1100  Simon Burge wrote:

> On Tue, 11 Nov 1997 04:11:34 +1100  Giles Lean wrote:

> You could also try compiling with -static if you suspect a shared
> library bug.  Perl on the pmax didn't work with shared libs at on stage
> (some funny modf() problems if I remember...).

The binary works; it just gets some wrong answers for some math
stuff.  (Hell, I understand; I was never any good at maths. :-)

I think the fastest road to a solution now is going to be pinning
the problem down in the library via C code rather than perl, and
from there figure out what combination of library and/or compiler
bug is causing it.

Anyrate, that's what I'll look at next, amongst phone calls to
recruiters offering boring boring boring contracts. :-(