[Rd] Compiler warning: function returns address of local variable

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Oct 7 09:05:29 CEST 2013

On 05/10/2013 20:48, Gevis Inko wrote:
> I am a Gentoo user. I have just upgraded my Gentoo system,
> as I usually do every Saturday. During this process, my previous
> dev-lang/R-2.10.1 ebuild package has been upgraded to R-3.0.1.
> While compiling it, I have got the following compiler warning:
>   * QA Notice: Package triggers severe warnings which indicate that it
>   *            may exhibit random runtime failures.
>   * main.c:1548:5: warning: function returns address of local variable
> [enabled by default]
>   * Please do not file a Gentoo bug and instead report the above QA
>   * issues directly to the upstream developers of this software.
>   * Homepage: http://www.r-project.org/
> The Bug Tracking page of www.r-project.org simply do not open.

It was down for a few days whilst the hardware was moved to another 
site.  It is up now at https://rbugs.urbanek.info/bugzilla3/, and 
hopefully will be available again as bugs.r-project.org today.

> So, I've just subscribed to this mailing list to post this compiler
> warning here.
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That is the whole point of that piece of C code, so please do report the 
Gentoo bug (their message is simply bogus) to them.

And also read posting guide before posting: HTML mail is not allowed here.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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