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Re: What about a non-free compiler? (Re: new port: debian-win32. when ?)



On Sat, Apr 29, 2000 at 04:03:49PM -0500, David Starner wrote:

> Fork the packages. Pay someone to fix them for you (CodeSourcery will
> be happy to do this.) Go work on another free C++ compiler (Tendra is
> in Debian.) 

I just hope you don't want to do I/O with it, or just about anything
else that needs the standard library :-) .

> > On the other hand, if g++ is becoming a conformant ISO Standard
> > implementation, 

> It's working that way. The only major thing in 3.0 should be the
> export feature, which isn't terribly useful for free software.

Indeed, they've been saying they're unlikely to even think about
implementing non-standard extensions because they're so busy
implementing the standard.

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