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Re: gawk on AIX

On Tue, Feb 24, 2009 at 02:13:55AM -0500, Louis Guillaume wrote:
> Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
>> On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 03:55:38PM -0500, Louis Guillaume wrote:
>>> The following patch appears to fix it. But it may not be needed for   
>>> other platforms/compilers. Actually, doesn't `#if 0' effectively 
>>> comment  this out anyway?
>> What you are seeing is likely that floor is a macro and conditionals
>> inside a macro don't work. Same for ceil.
> Ok - makes sense. So how do we conditionally patch the file for AIX and  
> any other systems that have floor and ceil as macros? Or is it the gawk  
> maintainers' problem to support xlc?

The patch can always be applied. It is a bug in gawk, use of macros for
floor and ceil is perfectly fine. Note that older versions of GCC did
understand this magically.


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