yes, it does. I changed this line in the toplevel Makefile:
OPT = -O -OPT:Olimit=0
and saw no optimization going on during compiling (yes, I made clean first) but I got the exact same result from test_unicodedata.
Jeremy Hylton writes: | I was just talking with Guido who wondered if it might simply be an | optmizer bug with the IRIX compiler. Does the same problem occur with | optimization turned off? | | Jeremy