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RE: Why is gcc 3.2 prerelease?
- From: "Bruce Adams [TEPG Sunbury]" <bruadams at tycoint dot com>
- To: <mailspam1 at robf dot de>
- Cc: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Wed, 5 Mar 2003 19:20:38 -0000
- Subject: RE: Why is gcc 3.2 prerelease?
>On Wednesday, March 5, 2003 at 10:24:55, Bruce Adams wrote: [...]
>> The reason I ask is that I need to use gcc 3.0 for its
>> better ISO C++ compliance and STL but I'm having a lot of problems
>> with programs compiling (and linting) perfectly but crashing
>I am compiling a project with ~26k LOCs and all problems
>showing up when switching to gcc-3.2*/cygwin were actually
>home-grown, but did not show up earlier on other systems /
>gcc-2.95.2, i.e. uninitialized memory read, order of static
>global constructor calls, accessing freed memory! C++ is full
>of traps ... ;/
>Purify did a good job in finding most of them, too bad that
>there are no nice GNU equivalent.
I agree with you on both points but I'm talking about really simple programs
here. There isn't any dynamic memory allocation at all.
For example see my previous post
"Exception: STATUS_PRIVILEGED_INSTRUCTION occurs before main is executed."
If you can find a C++ issue with that I'd like to know about it.
Of course that one could be down to needing a magic switch on gcc that I
don't know about.
I'll post an example with the destructor problem shortly and you can debug
for me if you like :-). I would love it to be a newbie error that I let
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