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Re: regression failure on latest CVS

From: Larry Rosenman <ler(at)lerctr(dot)org>
To: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>, ohp(at)pyrenet(dot)fr,Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>,'pgsql-hackers list' <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: regression failure on latest CVS
Date: 2005-07-27 13:57:12
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On Jul 27 2005, Bruce Momjian wrote:

> Andrew Dunstan wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > ohp(at)pyrenet(dot)fr wrote:
> > 
> > > In the meantime would'nt it be nice to try to understand what happens 
> > > and correct it?
> > >
> > >I'm a bit afraid that 8.1 is not used on unixware because people don't
> > >have/want the patch installed.
> > >
> > >  
> > >
> > 
> > All the evidence is that this is a compiler bug. The apparent 
> > workaround for now would be to compile with optimisation turned off. Or 
> > use another compiler - gcc is available isn't it?
> 
> The SCO compiler was a buggy mess with any optimization turned on 10
> years ago, and it still is.  I see no reason our community should waste
> time helping fix such a buggy compiler.  If it was buggy for the past 10
> years, I think it will be buggy for the next 10 too.  We should just
> turn off optimization for that compiler.


No we shouldn't.  I'm actually working with the SCO compiler guys to get
this BUG fixed.  

Let's not pre-judge.


> 
> 

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