[fpc-devel] FPC 2.4.0rc1 and bug #15206
shadeofgray at yandex.ru
Mon Dec 7 09:21:33 CET 2009
First I wrote about this issue to Florian Klampfl, but looks like he
is on vacation or something like that - there have been no messages
from him in mailing list for about a week. So I am repeating, now with
I am author of the ALGLIB - open source numerical analysis library.
ALGLIB contains C++, C#, VB6 and Delphi code (same functionality in
different languages). ALGLIB 2.1.2 is tested under Win32 compilers
only, but next release will be tested under wide set of Windows and
Linux compilers (both x86 and x86_64).
Since Delphi is Windows-only and have no free command line compiler, I
want to make transition to the FreePascal compiler. Targeting free
cross-platform compiler seems better alternative than targeting
proprietary x86+Windows only compiler without even free command-line
I've planned to announce full FPC compatibility in ALGLIB 2.2.0
However, I have problems with x86_64 FreePascal for Linux (bug #15206,
http://mantis.freepascal.org/view.php?id=15206 - compiler crashes when
trying to compile ALGLIB).
May I ask when are you going to make next FPC release and will bug
#15206 be fixed in that release? Currently it is the only thing that
stops me from declaring full FreePascal compatibility for upcoming
Another question: are you interesting in using ALGLIB as a part of the
FPC test suite? Large numerical analysis libraries are good in
triggering compiler bugs (for example, GMP and MPFR have discovered
many bugs in GCC).
I can help you with testing new FPC releases on x86/x86_64 platforms,
if you want.
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