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Re: typeof woes in symbol renaming, or glibc x gcc

On Aug 14, 2002, Mark Mitchell <> wrote:

> --On Wednesday, August 14, 2002 01:28:52 AM -0300 Alexandre Oliva
> <> wrote:

>> A recent change in glibc exposed a latent bug in GCC.  Glibc uses some
>> tricks to rename symbols, that have worked on functions for a while,
>> but that had never been used on data symbols, and they happened to
>> malfunction on platforms that defined ASM_OUTPUT_EXTERNAL (IA64, MIPS
>> and a few others).  It failed because, given the following code:

> OK, thanks.

For the 3.2 branch too?

> I will note that this was the one of the easier patches to approve in
> a long time.  Excellent description of the problem, as well as a nice
> clean fix.

Thanks :-)  After such a long time away from this forum, I'm happy I
came back doing something right :-)

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