[gambit-list] Consistent, small program segmentation fault between 4.6.7 and 4.5.8

Guillaume Cartier gcartier at jazzscheme.org
Fri Jun 7 16:00:03 EDT 2013

It would seem that once in a while you do get to kill two birds with one
stone even in computer science!

On Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 12:31 PM, Marc Feeley <feeley at iro.umontreal.ca>wrote:

> On Jun 7, 2013, at 8:50 AM, Bradley Lucier <lucier at math.purdue.edu> wrote:
> > On 06/07/2013 11:29 AM, Marc Feeley wrote:
> >> So I have pushed a commit which reverts this back until I can
> investigate further and see which one of the uses of a signed integer were
> really required. Marc
> >
> > Marc:
> >
> > You didn't really revert it, you replaced one hack with a more
> complicated hack.
> >
> > Perhaps you should really revert it and then come up with a different
> solution for the problem the first hack was trying to fix.  Some of the
> SIZE_Ts replaced unsigned longs, so you're losing more information the more
> hacks you layer on top of each other.
> >
> > Brad
> No.  Where there used to be a use of "long" there is now ___SIZE_TS and
> where there used to be a use of "unsigned long" there is now ___SIZE_T.
>  There is no loss of information.  It is true that it is not an actual
> "revert" textually, but semantically it is.
> I want to commit a change that will allow you and others to keep on
> working with the latest version of Gambit, and at the same time serve as a
> reminder of the places I need to double check at a later time.  I think 99%
> of the uses of ___SIZE_TS can be replaced with ___SIZE_T, but I haven't yet
> located the 1% where a signed type is used (adn at that point I will rename
> to ___SSIZE_T, and remove the definition of ___SIZE_TS).
> I did verify that chud1.scm now works.  So you should be able to continue
> with your work.
> I would be interested in knowing if this commit fixes the memory
> management problems other people have encountered lately.
> Marc
> _______________________________________________
> Gambit-list mailing list
> Gambit-list at iro.umontreal.ca
> https://webmail.iro.umontreal.ca/mailman/listinfo/gambit-list
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://mailman.iro.umontreal.ca/pipermail/gambit-list/attachments/20130607/e628d816/attachment.htm>

More information about the Gambit-list mailing list