problem porting using gcc on LYNX OS

Mike Stump
Sun Oct 31 23:03:00 GMT 1999

> Date: Mon, 25 Oct 1999 10:51:39 -0700
> To:,
> From: Sandra Seymour <>

> I am trying to compile a program that seem to be having a scope
> problem on LYNX using GCC.  I works with other compilers.  The
> '-traditional' cc option doesn't work. Below is a small example
> program that demonstrates the problem:

> int tmp;
> int tmp;

> This program generated the following errors:
> /usr/tmp/cc1392.o(.bss+0x0):test1.c: multiple definition of `tmp'
> /usr/tmp/cc1391.o(.bss+0x0):test.c: first defined here

The above is invalid C++.  The other compilers are wrong for not
giving you an error message.  This isn't a bug in the compiler.

If you meant to use the C compiler, please don't use the .C extension,
or use -xc on the compile line.

You can work around this bug in your program by giving the option
-fconserve-space to the compiler.

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