[erlang-questions] Patch Package OTP 22.0.6 Released
Mon Jul 15 13:55:55 CEST 2019
On 14/07/2019 15:48, Mikael Pettersson wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 12, 2019 at 12:57 PM Grzegorz Junka <list1@REDACTED> wrote:
>> On 10/07/2019 22:00, Mikael Pettersson wrote:
>>> On Wed, Jul 10, 2019 at 6:08 PM Loïc Hoguin <essen@REDACTED> wrote:
>>>>> OTP-15949 Application(s): dialyzer, hipe
>>>>> The HiPE compiler would badly miscompile certain
>>>>> try/catch expressions, so it will now refuse to compile
>>>>> modules containing try or catch.
>>>>> As a consequence of this, dialyzer will no longer
>>>>> compile key modules to native code.
>>>> This means --enable-native-libs is now broken. Results in:
>>>> hipe.erl: native-code compilation failed because of an unimplemented
>>>> instruction (catch).
>>>> That's a bit rough.
>>>> Is HiPE just going to slowly rot or are there plans to revive it somehow
>>> I had this discussion with Björn from the OTP team at the latest EUC
>>> (er, "Code BEAM Sto").
>>> The issue is that the original implementers of HiPE have long since
>>> moved on to other things
>>> and can't spend time on it any more. At the same time the OTP team is only able
>>> to support things their customers care about and pay for. HiPE isn't
>>> one of those things.
>>> So it's up to the community as a whole to support HiPE, if it wants
>>> it. This could take the
>>> form of one or more dedicated individuals taking on maintenance of
>>> HiPE and fixing issues
>>> as they are discovered. (There's at least one such individual working
>>> on the bit syntax
>>> compilation issue in OTP-22 right now.) Another solution could be for
>>> interested parties to
>>> fund maintenance via the Erlang Ecosystem Foundation.
>>> The try/catch issue is news to me, but since the bit syntax
>>> compilation issue was known
>>> as OTP-22.0 was released, my view is that OTP should have deprecated
>>> HiPE at that point
>>> with the understanding that OTP-23 would delete HiPE unless the
>>> community stepped up
>>> and fixed the issues. (And by that I don't mean "silently don't
>>> compile things we can't handle
>>> any more".)
>>> /Mikael, ex-HiPE developer
>> Mikael, would it be possible for you or someone else from the OTP team
> Note: drop "else", I'm not in the OTP team, just a long-time contributor
> to Erlang/OTP.
>> to provide more details about the minimal amount of work required to
>> bring HiPE back to the working order? I am looking for things like:
>> 1. Any test suites available for HiPE (I would expect some tests not
>> passing due to recent changes)
> HiPE used to maintain its own internal test suite. The HiPE compiler
> application in OTP includes some tests, but I have no idea how
> complete it is; a quick look indicates it doesn't include everything
> from the old internal test suite. A snapshot of that test suite as of early
> 2011 is available in <https://github.com/andysan/hipe_tests>, but there
> are a few later additions that AFAIK are only available in a 2014 CVS
> snapshot I have locally.
Thanks for all the info. Is that CVS snapshot available anywhere apart
from your local comp? Is it possible to upload it for example to Github?
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