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Re: Next C++ transition

On Fri, Apr 30, 2004 at 04:05:37PM +0200, Florian Weimer wrote:
> Gregory Seidman <gss+debian@cs.brown.edu> writes:
> > On Fri, Apr 30, 2004 at 01:31:53PM +0200, Florian Weimer wrote:
> > } Are there any plans how handle the next C++ transition, and when to
> > } start it?
> >
> > Is there one on the horizon? I thought the 3.x series was maintaining
> > binary compatibility throughout.
> The soname of libstdc++ changed upstream from 3.3. and 3.4, and the
> compiler implements a somewhat different flavor of C++ (it's much
> closer to the standard now).

However, with symbol versioning and shared libgcc implemented in both
3.3 and 3.4, I don't think a transition is actually necessary - I
believe things will work OK with both versions linked in.  For most
architectures, at least.

Do you have some reason to think this is wrong?

Daniel Jacobowitz
MontaVista Software                         Debian GNU/Linux Developer

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