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Re: build failure of CppUnit

Steve Robbins <smr@sumost.ca> writes:

> Quoting Falk Hueffner <falk@debian.org>:
>> "smr@sumost" <smr@sumost.ca> writes:
>>> A new upload of CppUnit with a tiny bugfix is failing in a
>>> completely different region of the code.  Thus I expect it is a
>>> toolchain problem. Could one of you have a look?
>> From my experience, it might as well be bug in the program.
> You could be right.  I already explained why I think this is not the case.
> It should be trivial for someone with an alpha machine to
> pull down the older version and try to build it.

You seem to think that a source working with one version of the
toolchain, but not another, indicates a toolchain bug. This is not the
case. If the code exhibits undefined behavior, the problem might show
up or not based on minor changes in either the toolchain or the
source. So the experiment you suggest does not help to learn the
source of the problem.


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