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Re: gcc best practices | problems

On Sat, 29 Oct 2005, -.JavaManiac.- wrote:
> if i have a package that doesn't compile against gcc-4.0,what are my
> choices??and what is the best ??,Build-Depends on gcc-3.4 or  modify
> the sourcecode to make it clean to gcc-4.0??.

Make it clean for gcc-4.0.  Code that does not work with gcc 4.0 belong in
two classes:

1. Illegal/broken/incorrect C constructs
2. gcc 4.0 bugs.

Almost all ocourrences of (2) have been fixed already, so you can safely go
with (1) unless you do know better.  And (1) are bugs, and bugs should be

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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