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Re: GCC 3.x?

On Sun, Mar 24, 2002 at 11:21:18AM -0500, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 24, 2002 at 05:18:10AM -0600, Colin Watson wrote:
> > On Sun, Mar 24, 2002 at 09:55:29AM +0100, Harald Dunkel wrote:
> > > What are your plans regarding a migration to gcc-3.x?
> > 
> > As far as I know, the plan is to start compiling i386 packages with it
> > after woody. It's not too difficult for C, but using g++-3.0 for all our
> > C++ packages involves an ABI change and so may be a complicated
> > transition.
> ... not to mention that GCC 3.1, which will be out about the same time
> as woody, is both:
>   - another ABI change, while they bugfix the documented 3.0 ABI
>   - astoundingly better
> I suspect we will skip 3.0 entirely.

It isn't formally accepted yet (mostly pending time available to organize
things, post-woody), but the NetBSD port, at least, will likely be using
3.1 as the default compiler, because nothing prior to that really supports
it properly (at least, not in ELF mode).
Joel Baker                           System Administrator - lightbearer.com
lucifer@lightbearer.com              http://users.lightbearer.com/lucifer/

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