[fpc-devel]Some uncatchable ansistring bug?

Michael Van Canneyt michael.vancanneyt at wisa.be
Wed Jan 2 14:35:43 CET 2002

On Wed, 2 Jan 2002, Aleksey V. Vaneev wrote:

> Hello,
>   I've encountered some strange problem (go32v2).
>   I have an expression like "s := s + c" buried somewhere deep in my
>   code.
>   In v1.0.5 of FPC (dated 4-aug-2001) execution of program
>   compiled with opt -glh gives no memory losses. But if I'm trying to
>   use v1.1 of FPC (dated 19-sep-2001 up to 19-dec-2001) debug reports
>   some memory losses pointing to that concat expression.
>   For you info, v1.1 dated 19-aug-2001 gives no such error (much like
>   v1.0.5).
>   I was unable to reproduce this error in some simple manner, so I
>   think you could check updates starting from 19-aug to 19-sep - maybe
>   some bug (maybe in areas like ansistrings and try blocks) was seeded along
>   with some improvements.
>   In fact I was really mucked up when the latest Dec 1.1 verison gave me
>   EXE that was not working correctly at all (in fact it just hangs
>   somewhere), while same Dec 1.0.5 version gives a working executable
>   (that runs without any memory loss reports).

That is why the 1.0.5 branch is called the fixes branch :-)
Really, the 1.1 development branch is far from stable, and should not be
used for production programming.

We had hoped to release 1.0.6 as soon as possible, but there appear to
be some bugs left which should be solved first.


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