Portability gripe

Dave Love d.love at dl.ac.uk
Mon Feb 13 09:27:05 EST 1995

>>>>> In article <10FEB199510434549 at seqvax.caltech.edu>, mathog at seqvax.caltech.edu (David Mathog) writes:

 > This class of code runs ok on Unix, but gives an access violation on VMS.  

Such code should be exorcised, but the behaviour is *compiler*-dependent
-- it's not a Unix conspiracy.  (I presume DEC C and GCC give consistent
results under unix and VMS.)  The GCC -fwritable-strings and
-Wwrite-strings options may be useful in checking for such problems or
getting round them.

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