[lfs-dev] gcc test mangle33

Aleksandar Kuktin akuktin at gmail.com
Sat Mar 30 14:44:40 PDT 2013

>On Sat, 30 Mar 2013 16:23:43 -0500
>Bruce Dubbs <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've finally figured out what is making the mangle33.C program fail.
> It is an arbitrary limitation in tcl.   This particular gcc test
> creates a c++ namespace *name* of 4044 characters in length.   It
> turns out that there is a value buried deep in tcl code
> (generic/regc_nfa.c):
> /*
>   * Arbitrary depth limit. Needs tuning, but this value is sufficient
> to
>   * make all normal tests (not reg-33.14) pass.
>   */
> Changing this to 5000 makes the gcc test pass.  Is it worthwhile to
> make this change in the Chapter 5 build of tcl?  How about BLFS?
>    -- Bruce

It is worthwhile to hack tcl to not use an arbitrary value, as per the
zero-one-infinity rule.

However, as that is a lot of work and also something the developer
should have done, changing DUPTRAVERSE_MAX_DEPTH to 5000 (or whatever)
is, IMHO, worthwhile.

You don't need an AI for a robot uprising.
Humans will do just fine.

More information about the lfs-dev mailing list