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Will the ocaml-1.05 native compiler work on IRIX5.3 ?
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Date: 1997-04-04 (17:01)
From: Xavier Leroy <xleroy@p...>
Subject: Re: Will the ocaml-1.05 native compiler work on IRIX5.3 ?
> I noticed that when I configured ocaml-1.05 on my IRIX5.3 system it
> would not build the native code compiler, whereas ocaml-1.04 would.
> Is it really the case that the native compiler is no longer supported
> on IRIX5.3 or is this a bug in the configure script ?

On IRIX, the "configure" script adds the "-32" option to the C compiler,
to make sure that the C parts of OCaml use the same ``old-style
32-bit'' calling conventions that the native-code generator uses.
(I develop on a Power Challenger Array, where the default calling
conventions are 64-bit, so it's necessary to override the default.)

It has been reported to me that the IRIX 5.3 C compiler does not
recognize the "-32" option.So, as a quick fix, I just disabled the
native-code compiler under IRIX 5.

You might try to hack the configure script and asmcomp/ to
enable the native-code compiler for IRIX 5.3 and remove the "-32" option.
If it works, let me know and I'll merge the changes in the source
tree. There is no way I can test this myself, since all SGI machines I
have access to run IRIX 6.


- Xavier Leroy