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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-08-22 07:21:03

Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> writes:

> On Thursday 13 July 2006 02:44, David Abrahams wrote:
>> I also note this:
>> # NOTES:
>> # - V1 had logic to force intel to use gcc's runtime.
>> # Note sure why that was needed, with icc 8.0 extensions
>> # built with intel are loaded by python without problems.
>> Has the version of Python also been built with Intel? If so you won't
>> see any problems, as the following v1 comment indicates:
>> # Normally on Linux, Python is built with GCC. A "poor QOI choice"
>> # in the implementation of the intel tools prevents the use of
>> # intel-linked shared libs by a GCC-built executable unless they
>> # have been told to use the GCC runtime. This rule adds the
>> # requisite flags to the compile and link lines.
> Sorry for continuing being dense, but I can't find any outstanding failures in
> Python tests on intel-9.0 (Martin Wille V2). So:
> - is this problem fixed in 9.0

I don't know.

> - is there any test that would have caught this problem and that I can run
> with intel 8.0 to check?

I don't know.

It may be (in fact it's likely) that Intel and GCC once had slight ABI
differences but have since converged.

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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