Just a thought that popped into my head
marc at linuxfromscratch.org
Tue May 7 11:02:38 PDT 2002
Op di 07-05-2002, om 20:04 schreef Ian Molton:
> On 07 May 2002 19:38:03 +0200
> Marc Heerdink <marc at linuxfromscratch.org> wrote:
> > There
> > has to be a point though where we say "all major packages compile with
> > the new compiler now, so let's switch".
> Why?! why upgrade just for the sake of it?
Remember that gcc 3.x has a number of improvements over 2.95.x as well,
such as better standards compliance, better output code, a newer c++
library and no need to patch it to make it work with glibc 2.2.x.
> I dont agree with the above at all.
> I /do/ agree with this though:
> all major packages compile AT LEAST AS WELL AS, OR BETTER, with the new
> compiler now, so let's switch
Most packages retain backward compliance for compilers, so this is not
likely to happen soon. If we'd follow this rule we might miss out some
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