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Re: [gnugo-devel] Another serious bugfix

From: Dave Denholm
Subject: Re: [gnugo-devel] Another serious bugfix
Date: 04 Apr 2002 12:09:06 +0100

Arend Bayer <address@hidden> writes:

> On Mon, 1 Apr 2002, Gunnar Farneback wrote:
> > This patch fixes an indexing out of bounds bug. Usually this is
> > harmless in practice, but at least on some architectures (in this case
> > Alpha) it can cause a crash. The patch also adds a relevant assertion.
> > 
> > - bugfix in strategic_penalty()
> Thanks.
> Is anyone here using a compiler that can do array bounds checking? I guess
> this would be useful to use before the release. It seems that the gcc
> versions that I am using cannot do this. (There is a patch available for
> gcc 2.95.2.)

I was going to suggest a run with purify, if anyone has it. (I used to
have access at my previous company, but I don't know if there's
a copy here.)

ISTR the ibm aix xlc compiler has an option to do bounds checking..?


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