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Re: RFD : libg++/gcc/egcs upgrades needed for libc6 (READ ME)

Marcus Brinkmann <Marcus.Brinkmann@ruhr-uni-bochum.de> writes:

> On Sun, Feb 22, 1998 at 03:28:43PM -0700, Galen Hazelwood wrote:

> > Sure, we should.  But we have to prioritize.  One of these
> > packages has to be more equal than the others.  And since that one
> > will be the compiler all the users will see, as well as being the
> > compiler which all packages will be built with, the choice is
> > pretty damn important.

> We will come to a point, where gcc 2.7.2 will not be able to compile all
> packages (C++ comes to mind. Only recently gcc 2.7 was able to compile
> libgtkmm, because of substantial changes in libgtkmm. Others may follow).

There is a bug in 2.7.2 that prevents recent XEmacs betas from
working.  (They compile and link, but get a failed assertion.)  

egcs works fine with this code, and I'm told gcc 2.8 does too.


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