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Re: g77 regression fix patch for 1.1 branch
- To: Craig Burley <burley at gnu dot org>
- Subject: Re: g77 regression fix patch for 1.1 branch
- From: Jeffrey A Law <law at cygnus dot com>
- Date: Sat, 05 Sep 1998 23:23:19 -0600
- cc: egcs-patches at cygnus dot com
- Reply-To: law at cygnus dot com
In message <199809060350.XAA17396@melange.gnu.org>you write:
> Jeff, could you install this in the 1.1 branch? More info is in
> the news.texi patchlet.
> Note that this is a minimal version of Toon Moene's recent patch.
> Looking at the code his patch changes, I see even more fixups that
> are probably worthwhile for the mainline. I've lost track of whether
> his patch was applied to the mainline -- I'd rather it not be, since,
> although it produces a more "elegant" libg2c, it does so by being
> "more different" than netlib's libf2c than necessary. And the fact
> that g77's libg2c is already different has caused bugs like the one
> being fixed here.
OK. I won't install Toon's patch on the mainline.
> So, I'm going to try to make some time in the next few months to
> better reconcile libf2c and libg2c, by sending pertinent patches
> (and some test cases, e.g. for complex-operation overlap bugs I
> think libf2c has that libg2c doesn't) to dmg, etc. (dmg is the
> maintainer of netlib libf2c.)