[Rd] O2 optimization produces wrong code (PR#5315)
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Nov 25 22:22:08 MET 2003
On 25 Nov 2003, Peter Dalgaard wrote:
> Duncan Murdoch <dmurdoch at pair.com> writes:
> > On Tue, 25 Nov 2003 15:47:01 +0000 (GMT), Prof Brian Ripley
> > <ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk> wrote :
> > >This is a long-known problem: one example is the MASS example in the
> > >script ch15.R, and that has gone wrong on platforms other than Windows.
> > >It has been reported to the maintainer in the past.
> > Should we back off to something less aggressive than -O2?
> Traditionally, we've prioritized performance and used cases like this
> to file bugs for the compiler writers. But is this really a compiler
> problem or a problem with badly written code in akima??
I suspect the latter, in particular I suspect uninitialized data areas.
As far as I recall, this has gone wrong even without optimization.
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