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Should we compile Guile with -fno-strict-aliasing?

From: Mark H Weaver
Subject: Should we compile Guile with -fno-strict-aliasing?
Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2012 14:02:21 -0500

Hello all,

For many years, Linux (the kernel) has used the -fno-strict-aliasing
compiler option to disable certain tricky optimizations that depend upon
a very strict reading of the aliasing rules of modern C standards.  It
turns out that it's quite difficult to write robust code in the presence
of those optimizations.  I have not researched this issue carefully, but
it seems that several Guile bugs may be related to this problem.

Perhaps we should simply add this compiler flag where its available, at
least in the short term.  What do you think?

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