[fpc-devel] FPC 2.4.0rc1 and bug #15206
jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Mon Dec 7 10:45:00 CET 2009
On 07 Dec 2009, at 09:21, Sergey Bochkanov wrote:
> 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?
The next release will be out during one of the coming weeks, and is
currently at RC1 status. This means that only regressions are still
possible candidates for inclusion in the final release. Since your bug
occurs with FPC 2.2.4, that is not the case... On the other hand, have
you tried compiling it with FPC 2.4.0rc1? Maybe the bug is already
> 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).
If it doesn't have any external dependencies and preferably is cross
platform (endian safe, no reliance on 80 bit floating point precision
nor on intermediate calculations being performed using 80 bit
precision), I think that could indeed be a good addition.
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