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



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On Tue 19 Aug 1997, Galen Hazelwood <galenh@micron.net> wrote:
 
> 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-2.7.2.2 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.
 
I agree that gcc should always point to the stable gcc, but we could also do 
that by having variables such as $VERSION and $BUILD and have them by default 
point to the stable gcc, and have gcc be a shell script that calls egcs or 
gcc.real or whatever.

Just a thought.

Shaya



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