From: Paul Kelly (longword at domain esatclear.ie)
Date: Mon 29 Jul 2002 - 05:04:28 IST
Matthew French wrote:
>>Happiness was restored to the world with gcc 2.95 and later.
> I do not have the time to follow the compiler "wars", but I notice that I
> must use egcs to build 64 bit SPARC code.
2.95 was where the reintegration effort started and work on the other
projects fell away. 3.0 was the target for completion of that work.
> GCC 3 should do it, but because it is so "buggy" it is not worth trying
> to use unless you really want to track down those compiler errors... :(
A lot of those problems seem to have been shaken out by Redhat's ballsy
gcc 2.96 stunt. I've been trying out RedHat Limbo for a few weeks now,
equipped with gcc 3.1. I haven't fallen foul of compiler issue so far,
that I'm aware of anyhow. That said I'm glad I don't do much C++ - seems
pretty much every version of gcc (2.95, 2.96, 3.0, 3.1, and the
forthcoming 3.2) breaks C++ binary compatibility in some way or other.
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