Re: [Rd] r-devel fails tests for parallel

From: Murray Stokely <murray_at_stokely.org>
Date: Thu, 17 May 2012 15:08:20 -0700

On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 8:09 AM, Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk> wrote:
> This is getting increasingly difficult.  GCC 4.6.x and 4.7.x detect a lot of
> errors (especially C++ errors) that earlier versions did not -- and that
> means CRAN gets a fair number of submissions that we cannot compile.  And
> there have been a lot of optimization advances since 4.1.x.

I would also point out that clang has significantly better error detection and diagnostics compared to current GCC. Installations stuck with old GCC releases for GPL3 reasons should really migrate to clang / llvm.


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