[reportlab-users] pyRXP - strange non-deterministic errors on python 2.7 and 64-bit Linux
timr at probo.com
Wed May 18 19:57:22 EDT 2011
Roger Whittaker wrote:
> One question I have is why this appeared so late in the day - I
> have been using pyRXP regularly on 64-bit Linux for several years,
> but this problem has only emerged with the latest Linux versions.
My guess is that somebody slipped a clever optimization into the x86-64
gcc runtime library that triggered this behavior.
I have seen several instances in open source projects in general, and
gcc in particular, where a smug developer has intentionally inserted a
change that, although technically correct, breaks previously working
(but invalid) code. "This'll teach the little buggers..."
Tim Roberts, timr at probo.com
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.
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