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Re: [Gcl-devel] FreeBSD fixes to HEAD for GCL

From: Camm Maguire
Subject: Re: [Gcl-devel] FreeBSD fixes to HEAD for GCL
Date: 10 Oct 2003 00:05:32 -0400
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Greetings, Mark, and thank you *so* much for your suggestions!  This
is just a quick note to state that I'd like to send you a longer more
detailed reply tomorrow.  In short, I'd really like to get this to
compile out of the box on xBSD, and am prepared to do the commits to
make it happen.  But there is at least one known instance in which
gmp3 has to be patched to avoid a potential gc bug/conflict.  Schelter
put this in himself, and even when configuring with dynsysgmp, gcl
will compile this file and use its symbols in prefece to their analogs
in the gmp3 library via the -u command line option to ld.  (see the
creation of raw_gcl).  So while I agree that having the gmp3 tree is
bloat, we cannot entirely dispense with it.  WFS asked the gmp3
developers to include the patch, but they declined to my
understanding.  And 10000! is, unfortunately, not a reliable test at
all in this situation.

The BFD tree is only there for possible future patches on platforms
where bfd relocation does not work.  It appears that the first such
case might be Mac OS X with Aurelian's changes.  But for mainline
boxes it can be elided.

More later, 
Camm Maguire                                            address@hidden
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