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Re: G++ 2 => 3 transition (was Re: GNU C++ 3.0 porting help wanted)

On Mon, 2001-10-15 at 17:15, Matthias Klose wrote:
> Sean Middleditch writes:
> > What about, after the freeze on Woody, no libraries usng C++ be accepted
> > into the new testing (or unstable, whatever) tree unless they are
> > compiled with gcc 3.0.  All applications thus will also have to be
> > ported, since the libs they depend on will only be using gcc 3.0.  We
> > would probably need two versions of the core libraries (libstdc++) for a
> > while, though.
> We will not change the default compiler for any architecture that
> woody is released for (unless the port maintainers call for it). The
> default compilers are gcc-3.0.x for hppa, gcc-2.96 for ia64 and
> gcc-2.95.x for the other architectures.

That's why I said *after*.  ^,^

> After the woody release I would prefer to wait for 3.1 which changes
> the C++ ABI another time (please correct me if I'm wrong). Assuming
> that woody is released early next year and gcc-3.1 in April 2002, that
> would not such a long delay and it saves us one transition. But that
> needs discussion after the woody release ...

Ah, didn't know another ABI change was planned.  Wouldbe better to wait

> With 3.1 we would have a common compiler for all architectures as well.
>       Matthias

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