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Re: criteria.html open issues
On Mon, May 28, 2001 at 01:32:41PM +0100, Joseph S. Myers wrote:
> On Mon, 28 May 2001 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> > I find it confusing to mix up optimziation levels with options for
> > restricting the language to accomodate old incorrect code. The strict
> > aliasing doesa not break any correct code. I quite understand that there
> > is a lot of old incorrect code around in this particular regard, but
> > it would seem more reasonable to me rely on a separate option for this.
> Perhaps -traditional should disable -fstrict-aliasing. However, I think
> -traditional is a fairly useless option (which is e.g. not usable with
> glibc); does anyone actually find that they still have old C code which
> works with -traditional and not without and which they need to be able to
> recompile with new GCC versions but don't want to convert to standard C?
Some people use -E -traditional, which IIRC works differently in some cases.