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Re: [Pan-devel] Re: Pan 0.14.2 Won't Compile

From: Michael Satterwhite
Subject: Re: [Pan-devel] Re: Pan 0.14.2 Won't Compile
Date: Mon, 30 Jul 2007 08:02:10 -0500
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On Monday 30 July 2007 04:33:22 Duncan wrote:
> Greg Lee <address@hidden> posted
> address@hidden, excerpted below, on  Mon, 30 Jul 2007 06:01:56
> +0000:
> > On Sun, 29 Jul 2007 13:33:11 -0500, Michael Satterwhite wrote:
> >> msort.c: In function ‘msort_with_tmp’: msort.c:68: error: invalid
> >> lvalue in increment msort.c:69: error: invalid lvalue in increment
> >> msort.c:74: error: invalid lvalue in increment msort.c:75: error:
> >> invalid lvalue in increment
> >>
> >> Looking at the source to msort.c, this appears to be occurring in the
> >> use of an incremented pointer to a pointer.
> >
> > I suspect this is due to some change in gcc 4.1.2, since I've seen the
> > compiler complaint several times recently.  You could just recode the
> > increment as a separate statement.  But better to get a more recent
> > version of Pan (which no longer has an msort.c, since it's written in
> > c++).
> I'll second that.  pan 0.14.x is what, something like four years old
> now?  (Just checked, almost, 0.14.2 was released on August 31, 2003, so
> it's just about a month short of four years.  Time does fly...)  It's
> unsurprising newer and stricter gccs don't like the old code.
That seems reasonable ... but ...

If 0.14.2 is not the version of pan that should be used, then the website 
shouldn't be recommending it as the stable version. A newer version needs to 
be promoted to stable, and a new fork made for beta work.

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