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Re: 3.3 PATCH: Add PNI support


On Fri, 31 Oct 2003, H. J. Lu wrote:
>> Use 3.4.  It's in stage 3 (bug fixes only) and is stabilizing quickly
> You must be kidding. I won't recommend 3.4 for anything related to
> production.

I agree.

> The current situation is gcc 3.3 is just a baseline. People have to
> apply patches on top of it to get a stable and usable compiler.

Indeed.  It's kind of sub-optimal that Red Hat, SUSE and probably several
others including Debian, the BSDs and dozens of other distributinos need
the very same patch (or a variation thereof) while stock GCC is not
sufficiently usable.

(This is a general observation, not focusing on this very patch.)

Gerald


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