[gmx-developers] Compilers

Nicholas Breen nbreen at ofb.net
Tue Sep 16 19:31:41 CEST 2008

On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 09:05:48PM -0400, Justin A. Lemkul wrote:
> According to the source code download site:
> "WARNING: do not use the gcc 4.1.x set of compilers. They are broken. These 
> compilers come with recent Linux distrubutions like Fedora 5/6 etc."
> I can attest that gcc 4.0.1 seems to have generated no problems for me. 
> Anything later than that is suspect, as evidenced by strange behavior 
> documented on the users list.

For what it's worth, I've found gcc 4.3 to be substantially more
reliable - it seems to have eliminated the various misoptimization
problems that plagued certain binaries compiled with 4.1.

Nicholas Breen
nbreen at ofb.net

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