[mercury-users] Unstable ROTD

Simon Taylor stayl at cs.mu.OZ.AU
Tue Aug 13 17:43:36 AEST 2002

On 13-Aug-2002, Roy Ward <rward at infoscience.otago.ac.nz> wrote:
> Is it documented anywhere which tests the unstable ROTDs have failed, so 
> I can find this out without having to download, build and run the tests?

At the moment, no. I'm currently working on changes to our test suite
which should make this easier.
> I'm interested in using a version of Mercury with the lastest glibc 
> (there was a bug only recently fixed), but the system that my code is 
> part of is heading towards release, and having to specify that it won't 
> work with particular versions of glibc is not ideal.
> I notice that there hasn't been a stable rotd since May, and I'm hoping 
> that either a new stable ROTD is out shortly, or there is an unstable 
> ROTD that doesn't break anything that I need. I'd rather not be quite so 
> close to the bleeding edge (particularly with even beta release 
> software!), but that seems to be a problem with trying to be compatible 
> with the latest and greatest libraries that people might be using.

The failures which caused the current version
(mercury-compiler-rotd-2002-08-10-unstable.tar.gz) to be
marked as unstable are minor issues which shouldn't cause
you any trouble.  

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