announce: egcs benchmark suite, alpha release

Arvind Sankar
Sun Jan 31 23:58:00 GMT 1999

On Wed, Jan 20, 1999 at 09:54:31PM -0500, Arvind Sankar wrote:
> hi! I tried checking out the benchmarks a while back.
> When I do make check, the first test (c++/oopack) works properly, but
> then everything else bums with LINK ERROR.
> If I try to run make check again, make bums with this queer error:
> gcc   bench.o bench.sum   -o bench
> /usr/bin/ld:bench.sum: file format not recognized; treating as linker script
> /usr/bin/ld:bench.sum:2: parse error
> collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
> make: *** [bench] Error 1
> Apparently, make finds an implicit rule bench: bench.o, and that causes
> it do stuff like this. Shouldn't a lot of the targets be made .PHONY?
> Right now, bench.sum has no dependents, so it is always up-to-date.

fixed that, and also the local decls in shouldn't
be commented out. If they aren't portable or something, then ofiles
needs to be initialized. Currently, the tmp files keep accumulating as
the tests are processed.

-- arvind

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