Problem in Making GMP 4.3.2

Dennis Clarke dclarke at
Tue Feb 9 22:16:54 CET 2010

> Dennis Clarke <dclarke at> writes:
>   As you may expect, I have every variation of Sun Studio from rev 8
> through
>   12.1 on everything from 15 year old Sparc to quite modern systems in the
>   Blastwave build farm. I can tell you that I have long since given up on
>   using these compilers for GMP but I do use them for everything else.
>   Almost everything. The GCC 4.3.4 compiler ( also avail from Blastwave )
>   works flawlessly on every platform and I get excellent results.
>   I just need to calrify, because perhaps I need to go back to the Studio
>   compilers, do you want me to try using the Studio compilers for the
> latest
>   GMP? I think I tried it once or twice and I hit bugs in every case. If
> you
>   need someone to hammer the Studio compilers then I can give it a try.
> I think it would be nice to make GMP build with as many compilers as
> possible, unless they are too badly broken.  E.g., gcc 4.3.2 is too
> broken, and a compiler dumping core on GMP sources is also probably too
> broken.
> Having said that, I prefer to not spend much  time on this myself.

That is a resource we can not toss around, time.

Right now GCC 4.3.4 works and it works very well.

Dennis Clarke
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