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Re: ITP: octave-2.1.71

From: James R. Phillips
Subject: Re: ITP: octave-2.1.71
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2005 23:47:42 -0500

--- Brian Dessent  wrote:

> Out of curiosity, what if anything have you done to address the SJLJ
> issue/PR 14563?  To summarize, the Cygwin packaged gcc has had
> --enable-sjlj-exceptions for quite a while because DW2 exceptions are
> broken in certain circumstances (namely, when throwing an exception in a
> function used in a callback where the caller doesn't know DW2, eg. win32
> api.)  I don't know much at all about octave but if it does not use any
> callbacks in these situations then it might be worthwhile if you
> compiled the binaries with a DW2 EH-enabled gcc, to avoid the massive
> speed hit reported.
> Brian


This issue occurs in John Eaton's list of stuff to do, but I don't know
anything else about it.  Will forward to octave maintainers list for comments.


Jim Phillips

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