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Re: [RFC][wwwdocs] Mention PR21173 in the news
- From: Gerald Pfeifer <gerald at pfeifer dot com>
- To: Steven Bosscher <stevenb at suse dot de>
- Cc: gcc-patches at gcc dot gnu dot org, Mark Mitchell <mark at codesourcery dot com>,Joe Buck <Joe dot Buck at synopsys dot COM>
- Date: Sat, 28 May 2005 18:48:21 +0200 (CEST)
- Subject: Re: [RFC][wwwdocs] Mention PR21173 in the news
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On Thu, 26 May 2005, Steven Bosscher wrote:
> This patch adds a brief note about PR21173, the already infamous bug
> in GCC 4.0.0 that causes silent wrong code generation.
I'm a bit indifferent on this one, since I agree with both your
very concrete concerns about this critical bug as well as Mark's
general comments about not rushing a release.
That said, I think we should at least add this warning to the GCC 4.0
specific pages, and I understand that Mark is fine with that.
Personally, I think we might consider x.y.1 following x.y.0 by one month
and then stretching the cycle to about two months. As far as users are
concerned, for the FreeBSD ports collection I have been tracking GCC 4.0
snapshots ever since the release, and FreeBSD users thus have received the
fix very quickly, similarly for major GNU/Linux distributions switching to
GCC 4.0 I assume.