[reportlab-users] pyRXP - strange non-deterministic errors on python 2.7 and 64-bit Linux

Robin Becker robin at reportlab.com
Thu May 19 04:45:47 EDT 2011

On 19/05/2011 09:31, Roger Whittaker wrote:

> On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 04:57:22PM -0700, Tim Roberts wrote:

>> 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.


> As far as I can tell, it's not gcc: I built pyRXP with gcc 3.3 (as

> opposed to 4.5) on the same system where I was originally testing

> and still saw the errors.



The real fault is mine, a fix for this was in rxp 1.5, but I haven't really had
any time or desire over the last 6 years to do much about it.
Robin Becker

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