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Re: Way to switch easily (Was: Re: Egcs, gcc, and Debian)

Shaya Potter wrote:

> > I've decided emilio has the best idea.  If I've got to use
> > update-alternatives, I'll use it on cc and c++.  gcc will always be
> gcc,
> > egcc will be egcs until it becomes the standard gcc package.
> >
> > Any objections before I start?
> hmm.  are you sure that egcs is going to lose options that gcc needs,
> cause if
> it's not, couldn't we use egcs as the standard gcc frontend, and have
> it
> default to gcc- backend.
> I guess that's not an option if egcs is going to lose options gcc
> needs.

It's not necessarily likely, but it's still possible...and I don't like
to take chances.  Besides, this compromise solves the "gcc should always
point to the stable gcc" objection.


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