Re: GCC 3.3, GCC 3.4
Gabriel Dos Reis <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Zack Weinberg <email@example.com> writes:
> | Benjamin Kosnik <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> | >
> | > I've versioned the runtimes assuming that 3.3 will not break the 3.2
> | > ABI, and that 3.4 will. Lacking clear guidance on what to do, I think
> | > this was an ok decision.
> | There are groups out there, such as the LSB (Linux Standard Base)
> | effort, who are working on the assumption that the 3.2 ABI will
> | *never* be changed again.
> I believe the agreement was that the 3.2 and 3.3 won't be changed for
> the 3.2.x and 3.3.x series.
> But that agreement does not export to higher versions. People reading
> more into that agreement should be advised to coordinate/ask people
> workiing the C++ ABI and GCC/g++.
I'm relaying this to the LSB working group in charge of C++ and also
to the Debian gcc team -- Debian is presently in the process of
transitioning to the 3.2 ABI and I am pretty sure they also were
operating under the assumption that it would not change ever again.
Comments from both these teams are requested.