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Re: Compilation of Classpath with ecj on a 64-bit VM

From: Mark Wielaard
Subject: Re: Compilation of Classpath with ecj on a 64-bit VM
Date: Sun, 04 Dec 2005 14:10:47 +0100

Hi Andrew,

On Sat, 2005-11-26 at 21:04 +0000, Andrew John Hughes wrote:
>       I recently hit on the same bug again for the second time, and still
> there seems to be no general solution to it.  ecj is a Java-based Java
> compiler, which means that in compiling Classpath, it can run across
> problems in the VM or Classpath.  On x86_64, this leads to a spurious
> error with the MIN_DOUBLE value that ends up being misconverted from the
> literal in the Java source file.
> back in July, and received no response then.  The original message that
> refers to is even older (January 2004).  I believe this is quite a
> serious issue, as it prevents the generics branch being compiled on
> x86_64 (as only ecj can currently accomplish this), or ecj being used
> there at all for that matter.  At the moment, I only solve this by using
> a locally-modified version of kaffe.  I can't use a native version of
> ecj for the same reason.
> As such, I'm opening this to a wider audience in the hope of getting
> some response.

Was any of the responses you got "the solution"?
What/How exactly did you modify kaffe to get past this?
David (CCed) has the same problems with a current kaffe CVS snapshot.



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