[erlang-questions] hipe_bifs missing in R13B02

Michael Richter <>
Fri Nov 13 11:45:29 CET 2009


2009/11/12 Mikael Pettersson <>

> Lars-Åke Fredlund writes:
>  > Yes, they probably have never officially been part of the Erlang
>  > distribution but still filled a useful role, e.g. hipe_bifs:bytearray/2
>  > for creating destructive quick arrays (check Kostis Sagonas posts to the
>  > erlang-questions mailing list for details :-)
>  >
>  > They seemed to be working in the first R13 release, but on downloading
>  > and compiling R13B02-1 they seem to be missing (or I messed up the
>  > recompilation).
>  >
>  > Any official word on their omission? They are really useful for some
>  > purposes...
>
> They're not gone. You probably built a system with HiPE disabled.
>

It also turns out to be really easy to build such a system even if you
configure with --enable-hipe.  Building HIPE requires the m4 macro processor
and if you don't have it installed the configure script makes a one-line
mention of it deep in the thousands of lines of gibberish that gets spewed
out.


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