[erlang-questions] hipe_bifs missing in R13B02

Dmitry Belyaev <>
Fri Nov 13 12:23:05 CET 2009


And as we discovered yesterday current R13B02-1 source package requires
'make clean' to build with hipe-support.

On Fri, 2009-11-13 at 18:45 +0800, Michael Richter wrote:
> 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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