Problems with the re module on IRIX

Andrew Dalke dalke at
Sun Dec 31 16:23:55 CET 2000

Yogi Parish wrote:
>I cannot get the re module to run on an SGI. (1.5.2) Has anybody
>had similar experiences with such a problem (make test fails
>in test_re)....

Searching the back newsgroup messages would bring up a few
matches.  There's a problem with SGI's optimizer.  Recompile
the re file without optimizations or use gcc.  (But older
gccs also have problems and set max int to -1.)

                    dalke at

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