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Re: gcc4 vs gcc3: a case (kerTeX)

On Wed, Mar 09, 2011 at 12:08:51PM -0800, Chuck Swiger wrote:
> On Mar 9, 2011, at 11:50 AM, wrote:
> >> Does "-O2 -fno-strict-aliasing" work better?
> >> 
> >> C99's type-punning assumptions (implied by -O2 in gcc-4.x including 
> >> -fstrict-aliasing) aren't safe with older code which worked fine with 
> >> prior versions of the compiler.
> > 
> > Thanks for the tip, but in this case no: it doesn't work.
> OK.  Too bad, but it was the most likely candidate and worth a try.
> If you wanted to triage the issue more carefully, you'd need to enable the 
> various suboptions which are enabled by -O2 which are not in -O1 and figure 
> out which one(s) are responsible.

If I found the time, I will try---just to be sure the code is correct.

But as noted, since it's translated C from Pascal, the result is not
specially "nice". But others mainly text processing programs work, this
one, more arithmetic, doesn't correctly.

        Thierry Laronde <tlaronde +AT+ polynum +dot+ com>
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