From: Caolan McNamara (cmc at domain stardivision.de)
Date: Tue 30 May 2000 - 09:02:10 IST
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Original Message <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<
On 30.05.00, 09:20:34, Brendan Kehoe <brendan at domain zen.org> wrote regarding
[ILUG] Re: gcvs:
> Nope, the egcs project was at first an off-shoot of the FSF's own gcc
> development but with a different approach in terms of control over how
> changes went in or were approved. Thus the different distributions.
> But then last year the FSF agreed that egcs would become the "official"
> development of gcc. Since then, http://gcc.gnu.org/ is what was
> originally the EGCS web page, and the gcc-2.95.* releases are newer than
> anything that went by the name of egcs.
And I have to jump in and loudly proclaim that the c++ handling is now
beautiful, stl and templates work great. Its a great compiler altogether,
stick in stuff from new ansi c++ examples and it does the right thing, a
far cry from the horrors that would befall you in about 96/97 if you
tried to do much with g++. I have a bad memory of having to #include the
source of the template description to get templates to work at that
stage. Template handling was a bit of a dog, not a criticism btw
templates are just a prick to figure out.
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