[Bioc-devel] Newbie Question - How to submit patches

Byron Ellis ellis at stat.harvard.edu
Thu Oct 13 21:32:39 CEST 2005

Local variable declarations are part of the ISO C99 spec (and,  
generally speaking, a good idea IMHO). It may be that you just need  
to toss in a compiler switch. Also, why do you need to malloc them?

On Oct 13, 2005, at 12:11 PM, Paul Gordon wrote:

> Hi all,
> I just subscribed to this list today, so sorry if my question is  
> naive.
> I have dowloaded and compiled R with Sun's Workshop Pro compiler to
> optimize my performance (I find it's about 30-40% faster than gcc with
> optimization flags), and hence it tries to compile new packages  
> (such as
> those in Bioconductor) with the Sun's cc too.  I have found that some
> packages (including established ones like genefilter and gcrma) have C
> files that compile under gcc, but don't strictly adhere to the C spec,
> and hence don't compile for me.  More specifically, gcc lets you  
> declare
> variable in the middle of a function, but the C spec doesn't (in C+ 
> + you
> can, but these source files are not flagged as C++).  I've created
> patches for the few source files affected (using malloc() to  
> dynamically
> create these arrays), but how should I submit these?  Am I the first
> person not using gcc under Unix?
> Thanks in advance for your input,
> Paul Gordon
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Byron Ellis (ellis at stat.harvard.edu)
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