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Re: Removal of V2 code
- To: Mark Mitchell <mark at codesourcery dot com>
- Subject: Re: Removal of V2 code
- From: Andrew Cagney <ac131313 at cygnus dot com>
- Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2000 19:10:04 +1100
- Cc: gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org
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Mark Mitchell wrote:
> I plan on doing a `cvs remove' on the V2 sources, and removing the
> configury bits for V2 at the end of next week as things seem to be
> settling OK with V3. (There are still some AIX issues with V3, but
> they seem to be well on the path to resolution.)
> If you have objections to this plan (i.e., you need the V2 sources to
> continue your work), you should:
> - Try hard to get V3 working on your platform.
> - Complain to me. Explain why you can't switch to V3, and what
> you need in order to make that happen.
Do you really want to do this?
Wouldn't it be better to take a more staggered approach? First release
a GCC with both v2 and v3 ABI support and then release a successor that
only contains v3 support.
I expect many people to try to use GCC with pre installed tools (GDB
comes to mind). Requiring people to upgrade to some
not-yet-even-developed version of random tools is going to raise a few
(perhaps I'm misunderstanding the significance of the change)