[fdo-internals] RE: Patch for ticket 827 (xalan build fixes for ubuntu)

Jackie Ng jumpinjackie at gmail.com
Wed Apr 11 12:29:39 EDT 2012

If we follow the gcc bug that changed this behaviour:


It was that the C++ standard does not allow the 'mutable' specifier to be
applied to reference members. Builds of current/previous xalan releases
must've obviously been built with more lenient compilers which overlooked
this part of the standard, so I'd guess the developers didn't know such code
was illegal.

As for whether such changes have been made back upstream, it's been in the
xalan trunk for a year and a half now (relevant JIRA issues are XALANC-643
and XALANC-703):

One of the patched headers (with mutable keyword removed):

One of the patched Makefile.in files (with re-ordered linker flags at lines
177, 185, 195):

- Jackie

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