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Re: 2 days till Bug Horizon

On Thu, Mar 02, 2000 at 10:20:44AM +0100, Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
> > Almost none of the bug reports against gcc or g++ describing internal errors
> > are valid, in a sense that they contain a valid and shortest possible test
> > case, and/or a backtrace, and any other things GCC upstream people would
> > need to fix the bugs. 
> It is not realistic. Almost all "internal errors" of the compiler are
> triggered only by large and complicated programs. Most of the time, the
> error disappears when you try to distill the test case.

I've seen several bug reports describing internal errors, and they included
kilobyte-long testcase. I guess it's a matter of knowing the language and
the compiler enough to produce one.

> When I report such a bug, I give the URL of the large and complicated
> program and I suggest to test on it.

... which usually gets ignored, it seems :)

enJoy -*/\*- don't even try to pronounce my first name

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