[mercury-users] segmentation violation with wrong syntax sources

Peter Wang novalazy at gmail.com
Tue Jun 29 11:51:30 AEST 2010

On 2010-06-29, Paul Bone <pbone at csse.unimelb.edu.au> wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 29, 2010 at 11:03:13AM +1000, Peter Wang wrote:
> > 
> > Of course, the compiler should not crash anyway.  This is a known
> > problem when installing from the precompiled sources on a x86-64 machine
> > (bug #115).
> I'm not sure that that's the problem.

It is.

> Why would it segfault for Jean-Marc but
> report an error for us?  Is his version not catching the syntax error and
> crashing at some later stage?

It happens if you install from the pre-generated sources in the tarball,
without a previous version of the compiler available.  There seems to be
some confusion about the number of tag bits to use on a 64-bit platform;
I didn't get further than that.

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