Re: [Rd] syntax error in memory.c when building R-devel on AIX

From: Luke Tierney <>
Date: Tue 15 Mar 2005 - 22:00:47 GMT

On Tue, 15 Mar 2005, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:

> That statement was added yesterday (not by me) and needed moving up a line.
> Which version do you have? The current one has
> Rboolean success = FALSE;
> s = NULL; /* initialize to suppress warning */
> and passes all my tests. The previous one had those two lines reversed and
> worked on gcc (with a warning) but failed on Solaris' cc (and was not legal
> ISO C90).
That was me--sorry. gcc -Wall does not warn -- I've added -pedantic to my .Rconf; that does warn.


> On Tue, 15 Mar 2005, Liaw, Andy wrote:
>> OK, this is really a new one for me. Just thought I'd try building R-devel
>> (2005-03-15) on our AIX power machines and see if there are any problems.
>> I
>> used the settings in the Appendix B of R-admin, using the set of variables
>> that Tim Hoar used (i.e., trying to build 64-bit R using native compilers).
>> configure ran fine, but `gmake' gave me a syntax error when compiling
>> src/main/memory.c. The offending line seems to be:
>> Rboolean success = FALSE;
>> Can anyone provide pointers?
>> (Just to make sure, I tried building it on our SLES9-x86_64 box, and that
>> passes make check.)

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