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Re: testing packages at build

On 09-Oct-03, 07:49 (CDT), Cameron Patrick <cameron@patrick.wattle.id.au> wrote: 
> On Thu, Oct 09, 2003 at 02:15:03PM +0200, Bill Allombert wrote:
> | 3) Do we want to allow for autorecovery ? If gcc -O2 leads to a broken
> | binary, why not set up debian/rules to automatically retry with gcc
> | -O0 ?
> This sounds like something that is best done with human intervention,


> Are gcc optimiser bugs really that common?

No. While they certainly do exist, >99% of the time, if code works at
-O0 but not at -O2, then the code is broken. (Of course, there are
specific optimization operations that require certain assumptions about
the code above and beyond "correct", but none of those are enable by a
simple -O2.)


Steve Greenland
    The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
    system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
    world.       -- seen on the net

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