[Bug libgcj/27823] Found a problem with the JNI methods declared and implemented

lucier at math dot purdue dot edu gcc-bugzilla@gcc.gnu.org
Thu Sep 21 16:22:00 GMT 2006



------- Comment #20 from lucier at math dot purdue dot edu  2006-09-21 16:22 -------
Subject: Re:  Found a problem with the JNI methods declared and implemented


On Sep 21, 2006, at 12:09 PM, ebotcazou at gcc dot gnu dot org wrote:

> building where objdir is a subdirectory of
> srcdir is unsupported."

I've followed the mail lists for years while this was debated; I  
don't think it's settled.  ("./configure; make" definitely isn't  
supported.)

>
>> Among the many bugs I've found in gcc build and configuration over  
>> the
>> years, not one was due to this.
>
> It may have been the hidden trigger of a bunch of them...

Ah, yes, the latent bug syndrome.  If you find it, it's your problem ...

>
>> More and more bug reports are met with comments like "it works for  
>> me"
>> (IWFM), which I don't find helpful.
>
> It's actually IWIYFTI (It Works If You Follow The Instructions).

More actually it's "If I can find a way to criticize your bug report,  
I don't have to look for root causes".

This is a real bug.  See the message a few lines up.  I'm not saying  
it's *your* bug, but it's real.

Brad


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