My $0.02 is that we should disable FFS on all versions of that compiler. It's not like this is performance-critical code. I'd rather it be "slow" and guaranteed correct than fast and maybe wrong.
Meaning: I'm good with Paul's patch. I'll commit, since no one has posted any alternatives.
On Feb 2, 2012, at 6:00 AM, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> Paul H. Hargrove, le Thu 02 Feb 2012 02:29:08 +0100, a écrit :
>> + The configure-time logic is NOT trying to determine the version number, as
>> I don't have a way (yet?) to pinpoint which version(s) work correctly, and
>> the Oracle Forums thread on the subject doesn't say. So, it is
>> conservatively assuming all "gccfss" versions are broken.
> We don't necessarily need to be precise, suffice to know that at least
> from some version the bug was fixed, and be fine with spuriously use the
> generic code with old non-broken gccfss.
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