Jikes on AIX
No specific tuning. See the Source
control section for the general guidelines for setting it up.
The GNU compile chain for AIX is special...
Needed: why is it so special? Any general directions to
The "official" AIX binaries are produced using the xlC compiler
obtained from the VACPP v5 product. Note that Jikes may well compile
in v4, but many people refuse to deal with the GUI front end to
the compiler: just drop us a note
if you find it doesn't work, so we can mention it here. Note that
Jikes will not compile with the older v3.6 xlC, as it is
way too old to support all the new fangled C++ structures used in
Official AIX build command line
The following command line is used to build the official Jikes
release on the AIX platform.
CXXFLAGS="-qlanglvl=ansi -qnotempinc -+ -qinlglue"
Building Jikes with gcc
Jikes will normally compile using the GNU gcc compiler. However,
the generated binary is known to be slow, big and not reliable.
It's therefore not recommended to use it, at least in production
environments. If you're using such a generated binary and you find
some issue, please try it against an official AIX build before reporting
a bug, in case the problem comes from the way your Jikes was generated.
Iconv (encoding library used by Jikes) is installed
on AIX by default so you should get full system
support without effort.
Testing with Jacks
Nothing special, but make sure you using the right version of
However, it is best to NOT run
jacks from within an
tcl does something which
causes the typescript to loose it's child process. This problem
is not Jacks-specific.