[erlang-questions] hipe_bifs missing in R13B02
Mon Nov 16 00:34:03 CET 2009
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
Yes, that seems to be what had happened to me as well. No m4 installed,
and the configure seemed ok from a superficial glance except complaining
about wx linking... With m4 installed I have hipe_bifs again; thanks for
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