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Re: Some thoughts about Sather

From: Norbert Nemec
Subject: Re: Some thoughts about Sather
Date: Mon, 11 Dec 2000 15:46:04 +0100
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On Mon, Dec 04, 2000 at 09:45:59PM -0500, Kipton M Barros wrote:
> Nobbi, thanks for your reply.
> > There is a completely new library growing to completeness at the moment.
> > You might want to look at the 1.3-beta series if you are interested in
> > that. Keith Hopper is just writing documentation for it as well. 
> I've just downloaded the 1.3.b-2 source tarball from the GNU page. 
> Unfortunately, it runs into an error during make: "Creating C for
> installation compiler"  -> "Type check, generate [...] signal 11 caught
> ...".  I'm running Debian Linux.  I think I remember this was mentioned
> earlier.  Was there a quick fix?  (Sorry if this has been asked many times
> before.) 

It's the old optimization bug in gcc again: Replace -O2 by -O to correct it (in 
bin/sacomp-boot.code/Makefile as well as in system/CONFIG.proto

> > Again, the compiler implementation is about just as buggy as the
> > browser. Before any minute is put into polishing the surface of the
> > existing compiler, it is much more urgent to have a new compiler written
> > from scratch. Work is being done here as well. 
> Hmm, I'm curious, is there any more information available?  Is it
> currently something that one could poke around with?

AFAIK, it is not beyond the first design stage.


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