[Ecls-list] fatal: relocation errors on Solaris x86 and OpenSolaris 64-bit.

Gabriel Dos Reis gdr at integrable-solutions.net
Mon Nov 8 02:13:57 UTC 2010

On Sun, Nov 7, 2010 at 2:54 PM, Dr. David Kirkby
<david.kirkby at onetel.net> wrote:
> It's a shame it can't be configured, but I understand your reasons.

Not every tiny bit of unportable code should be candidate for
configure.  Some are
best just avoided.

>> Juanjo
> Unless I am mistaken, this problem is only seen with gcc.

In other forums, you have lamented that C programmers don't write codes
according to the C standard.  Well, computed gotos are not standard C.
I'm surprised that you are advocating to keep them regardless.
They do impose some constraints on generation of position-independent codes.
Even though one might argue that GCC has a regression/bug compared to
previous versions, you should know that the construct itself is non-standard.

-- Gaby

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