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From: Markus Mottl <markus.mottl@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Core has landed
On Thu, May 15, 2008 at 8:40 AM, Stefano Zacchiroli <> wrote:
> On Thu, May 15, 2008 at 01:27:19PM +0100, Richard Jones wrote:
>  > ... but yes we found a build problem on PPC & PPC64.  It looks very
>  > simple to fix actually, but if you did want to take a look then here's
>  > the build log:
>  >
>  > (ppc)
>  Curiously enough this didn't show up in Debian. Is it related to gcc in
>  use? Debian buildd is here:
>  and was using gcc 4.3.0.

It seems that this is related to the PPC architecture defaulting to
unsigned as opposed to signed chars.  I don't know what the best fix
for this is.  Maybe gcc 4.3.0 changes this default behavior.  I guess
that using the compilation flag "-no-unsigned-char" might fix this in
the general case.  Could anybody with access to a PPC platform please
verify, whether this flag solved this compilation problem for the
binary protocol library?  Thanks!


Markus Mottl