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Re: [www-patch] bugs.html rewrite, part 6: section about upgradingthe compiler


On Wed, 19 Nov 2003, Richard Earnshaw wrote:

> This isn't the final form, but I would think something along the lines of
> 
> GCC 3.0 introduced a new ABI which affected all aspects of compiling C++ 
> programs.  The intent of the change was to make G++ code compatible with 
> the emerging Generic C++ ABI.  Unfortunately, the ABI is complex and at 
> this time we are still finding and fixing bugs in our implementation.  If 
> you change your compiler (for example, from GCC 3.2 to GCC 3.3) you must 
> recompile all your libraries, or you will risk getting linker errors or 

How about changing the wording to "recompile all your C++ libraries" to
make sure people know it doesn't affect the other languages?

Toshi



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