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Re: State of gcc 2.95 use in Debian unstable

On Wed, Nov 16, 2005 at 01:23:43PM +0100, Thiemo Seufer wrote:
> I wouldn't recommend to compile new code with 2.95 just because it is
> faster. It doesn't do standard C and misses many broken constructs which
> are caught by newer compilers.

The real advantage of gcc-2.95 is that we start to know what are its bugs
and limitations so we are less likely to get unpredicted behaviour than
with gcc-3.3. In some case this is unvaluable. For the same reason I am
quite happy to have woody gcc272 around.

(If woody had gcc272, then etch can have gcc-2.95 without shame, I think.)

Bill. <ballombe@debian.org>

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