[Rd] Optimization bug when byte compiling with gcc 5.2.0 on windows

Jeroen Ooms jeroen.ooms at stat.ucla.edu
Mon Sep 14 23:19:58 CEST 2015

On Mon, Sep 14, 2015 at 8:49 PM, Jeroen Ooms <jeroen.ooms at stat.ucla.edu> wrote:

> I tested this hypothesis by replacing '__GNUC__ <= 4' with '__GNUC__
> <= 5' and rebuilding R, but this introduces a whole lot of problems
> that were not there before. In particular R crashes when using the
> graphics device, which it did not without this fix.

I found that the problem goes away when we use isnanl() instead of
isnan(). This is very similar to the problem we have for R_pow() where
we need to use powl() instead of pow() for recent versions mingw-w64
(this still needs to be patched in r-devel).

So the full solution is:

#if (defined(_WIN32) || defined(_WIN64)) && defined(__GNUC__)
# define R_sqrt(x) (isnanl(x) ? x : sqrt(x))
# define R_sqrt sqrt

Below the relevant mingw-w64 sources:


I think mingw-w64 takes powl from glibc.

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