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v3 link failures analyzed

Here's an interesting kink.  I suspect that this will show up in a
couple of different host environments that offer different degrees of
masochism for standards conformance.

On OpenServer's GCC, "-ansi" actually picks up a different set of
includes (/us/rinclude/ansi instead of /usr/include) that offers a
namespace that's restricted to that of ANSI C.  For example, ISO
C doesn't offer sqrtf so the system in -ansi mode mustn't offer a
prototype for it in math.h.  This is parallel to a similar behaviour
(although with a slightly different invocation spelling) of the native

Here's the catch: When libstdc++-v3 builds config.h, '-ansi' is not
present on the compilation line so we #define HAVE_SQRTF 1.  This
results in include/bits/c++config.h getting _GLIBCPP_HAVE_SQRTF set,

Now, at testsuite time, we come along and build a line like this:

spawn /play/negcs/gcc/testsuite/../g++ -B/play/negcs/gcc/testsuite/../ /play/egc
s/gcc/testsuite/g++.old-deja/ -nostdinc++ -I/play/negcs/i686-pc-
sco3.2v5.0.6//libstdc++-v3/include -I/play/egcs/libstdc++-v3/include/std -I/play
/egcs/libstdc++-v3/include/c_std -I/play/egcs/libstdc++-v3/include -I/play/egcs/
libstdc++-v3/libsupc++ -I/play/egcs/libstdc++-v3/libio -I/play/egcs/libstdc++-v3
/testsuite -I/play/egcs/libstdc++-v3/include/backward -I/play/egcs/libstdc++-v3/
include/ext -fmessage-length=0 -ansi -pedantic-errors -Wno-long-long -c -fPIC -o
 /play/negcs/gcc/testsuite/ctors6.o ^M

The key here is the presence of "-ansi" near the end.   Since the autoconf
gibberish thinks we really do have sqrtf, we try to use it thusly:

  inline float
  sqrt(float __x) { return ::sqrtf(__x); }
  inline float

The problem is that the <math.h> we're using (since we're -ansi) is more
restricted than the one we tested with autoconfig.  Thus, we don't have
sqrtf and the compile goes up in smoke.

It seems to me that the -ansi-ness of the testsuite invocation needs to
match that of the autoconf invocation, but I could be talked out of that.

Although my example picks on sqrtf, there are actually about a dozen
such affected functions in math.h alone.  Advice?


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