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Re: Linux and Windows generate different binaries

On Fri, Jul 14, 2017 at 8:45 AM, Yuri Gribov <> wrote:
> FWIW I've done a quick analysis of recent gcc source code using
> and found lots of comparison
> functions which can return 0 for different objects.
> All these may cause arrays to be sorted differently on different
> platforms but it's not immediately clear whether this may cause actual
> difference in generated code.
> Here's a list for cc1 (I can analyze other executables e.g. generators
> and cc1plus if needed).

Looked at generators, we have three comparison routines which return 0
for different objects but all seem to be safe i.e. can't influence
code generated by GCC.

alt_state_cmp (genautomata.c) - intentional, duplicates are removed afterwards.

optab_rcode_cmp (genopinit.c) - compares objects with rcode == UNKNOWN
as equal but that's fine as later codes treats them in the same way
(sets their code_to_optab_ table to unknown_optab).

subroutine_candidate_cmp (genrecog.c) - this compares function
candidates with same number of statements in them as equal. This may
cause different split of state recognition code to recog_%d
subroutines but should not change semantics of code as a whole.


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