[m-dev.] Are targets becoming extinct?

Julien Fischer juliensf at csse.unimelb.edu.au
Thu Aug 9 11:52:01 AEST 2007

On Thu, 9 Aug 2007, Julien Fischer wrote:

> On Wed, 8 Aug 2007, Eric Taucher wrote:
>> When the recent code with pretty_printer.m was compiled with GRADE=il, an 
>> error
>> was generated.
>> Pretty_printer.m:824 Error: foreign_name mutable attribute not yet 
>> implemented
>> for the IL backend.
>> This leads to make_hlds_passes.m and shows that this error also applies to
>>       target_il
>>       target_java
>>       target_asm
>>       target_x86_64
>> Are these targets on the endangered or extinct list?
> No.
> The error message seems a bit odd since none of the mutables in
> pretty_printer.m have a foreign_name attribute.  I'll take a look at it.

The fact that this error message is being printed is a bug.  The
compiler should be reporting that mutables are not (yet) supported with
the IL backend.  I should have a fix for this soon (the error message,
not the lack of support for mutables.)

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