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Re: experimental gcc-2.95.3 (20001222)

On Fri, Dec 22, 2000 at 08:25:03PM +0100, Matthias Klose wrote:
> ... can be found at http://master.debian.org/~doko/gcc. This includes
> Bernd's 20001221 patch kit. The package builds fine for i386, on m68k
> the build fails in libchill according to Christian. The patches for
> arm and powerpc do not apply cleanly anymore. I didn't check for alpha
> and sparc. If I have a wish free for Christmas, then please send me
> updated patches ;-)

I'll try - I'm behind a very slow modem right now, though.

> The packages now installed versioned driver names (gcc-2.95). The
> plain driver name (gcc) is provided by an alternative. Not sure if
> this will stay like this or if the driver names should be hardcoded as
> symbolic links and for each architecture it should be decided which
> compiler version to use as the default version.
> advantages for alternatives are:
> - switching between compiler versions is easy.
> disadvantages are:
> - you don't know which compiler was used, when looking for bug reports

PLEASE hardcode it!  That's a pretty stiff disadvantage.


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