Re: R 0.65 and AIX: if it quacks like a duck...

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Subject: Re: R 0.65 and AIX: if it quacks like a duck...
From: Prof Brian D Ripley (ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk)
Date: Tue 20 Jul 1999 - 16:37:27 EST


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On Mon, 19 Jul 1999, Thomas Vogels wrote:

>
> Hi,
>
> this relates to R-devel of 1999/July/18. I will outline what I had
> to change to get R to compile with cc then with gcc. Note that R
> compiled with cc works, R compiled with gcc is broken.

> 3) Edit src/unix/system.c: need a "break;" after default: in line 752
> (yes, won't compile without)

There is no longer a line 752, but this was added (by Kurt) in the current
sources (line 317). When I saw this I checked my books and all my lint-like
tools: the code I wrote does seem valid C according to all my checks.

Would just ";" satisfy your compiler?

> --> Compile with gcc:
>
> 1) 2) 3) 4) like above

Will gcc really not accept 3) on your platform? It does on all of mine,
in all the versions of gcc I tried. It would be a surprise for gcc's
parser to be platform-specific.

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