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Re: GCC 3.1 version string


On Thu, May 16, 2002 at 01:58:19PM -0700, Joe Buck wrote:
> It's the standard way that GNU tool versions come out.  It was 2.95 that
> was the oddball (an artifact coming from egcs); older gcc releases didn't
> have a date.

Frankly, I prefer having the date.

It was just pointed out that binutils 2.12.1 was released without
the date string too.  Which broke a test in gcc's configure that
looks for the damned thing.  And we did that because we couldn't
figure out how to build a feature test for a binutils flaw, and
can't possibly work around the gazillion binutils version numbers
that people invent.


r~


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