[fpc-devel] 64 bit version problem
cserzo at puskin.sote.hu
Fri Jan 25 16:30:00 CET 2008
I have a 32 bit system running openSUSE 10.3 with FPC 2.2.0 installed on
it. On the other system the 64 bit variants installed of the OS and the
compiler. I have a code that compiles and runs fine in the 32 bit
environment. The same code compiles on 64-bit but it hits a division by
zero for the same input that works on 32-bit. The compiler distributions
are downloaded from the official FPC site as RPM packages. It looks like
a real bad bug on 64-bit platform.
I traced back the problem to a line looking like:
score:= score + martix[vector[i,table[i,k]],vector[j,table[j,k]]];
The nested indirect reference above always results zero and this is the
final cause of the fail.
When I restructure the code as:
score:= score + matrix[a,b];
'score' gets non-zero value but the result is not realistic compared to
the result of the 32-bit variant.
Then I coded a short sample source using similar structures as in the
original in a hope to reproduce the fail. Unfortunately the code
compiles and runs on both of the platforms, however, gives different
I guess the real problem is well before the critical line but I have no
idea where could it be and how to find it. Now I wonder, if the same
code supposed to compile and run in the same manner on 32 and 64 bit
architecture? Is this sort of anomaly a known problem? Can you advice me
how to locate the problem? Is there a command line switch instructing
the compiler to generate 32-bit executable on 64-bit environment? If
not, can the two versions of the complier coexists in parallel?
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