GCJ 3.4 + MingW = Trouble

Ranjit Mathew rmathew4lists@hotmail.com
Tue May 6 13:56:00 GMT 2003

> >> I am only attempting the cross build now. When I build the cross
> >> compiler and use it to generate a Win32 executable for a simple
> >> HelloWorld program, the generated program crashes with a segmentation
> >> violation. At first blush, this doesn't appear to be the same issue
> >
> >Are you talking of a GCJ compiled "HelloWorld" (in Java) or one
> >written in C/C++?
> A Java one. 

And a C/C++ one succeeds? This is cause for alarm 
(and investigation)!

> Let me know if you want me to put the sources somewhere

No way - that'll then be the end of *that* excuse for me... ;-)
(Just kidding!)

> or if you have any other debugging tips.

I have found it useful to install "Dr MinGW":


as a JIT (Just-in-Time) Windows debugger for crashing executables
developed using MinGW (it's not a full-fledged debugger like
GDB). It's usually able to point out the faulting line.

BTW, why can't you compile stuff with a combo option like "-g -O2"?
I do not think "-g" and "-O2" are mutually exclusive - or that's
what this page would have me believe:



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