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

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue, 20 Jul 1999 07:37:27 +0100 (BST)

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.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
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