nqp broken -- missing get_pointer().

Christoph Otto christoph at mksig.org
Wed Sep 21 21:24:06 UTC 2011


On Wednesday, September 21, 2011 5:16 PM, "Andy Dougherty"
<doughera at lafayette.edu> wrote:
> On Wed, 21 Sep 2011, Brian Gernhardt wrote:
>
> >
> > On Sep 21, 2011, at 4:08 PM, Andy Dougherty wrote:
> >
> > > It appears that parrot/master no longer builds nqp/master.  Here
> > > are the relevant error messages from an attempt to build nqp:
> >
> > parrot just merged the beginnings of a branch intended to clean up
> > our default VTABLES.  This has the unfortunate effect of breaking
> > NQP.  The needed fixes are contained in nqp/kill-useless-defaults.
>
> Oh.  I thought the plan for such incompatible changes was to make the
> new way available, transition HLLs to use the new way, and then remove
> the old way.  I thought the merge would wait till NQP was updated. I
> guess not.
>
> --
>     Andy Dougherty          doughera at lafayette.edu

There's an nqp pull request that'll get merged after Rakudo's release on
Friday (afaiu), but we should have preserved backwards-compatibility for
this, at least until the nqp change got merged.

Christoph


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