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Re: C++ ABI issues


> To: Benjamin Kosnik <bkoz@redhat.com>
> Cc: gcc@gcc.gnu.org
> From: Jason Merrill <jason@redhat.com>
> Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2002 21:03:45 +0000

> > Why just non-ia64 targets?

> Because for ia64, the ABI is a cross-vendor standard.

Ah, but don't we want as much from the standard for other targets, as
we want for ia64?  If we never treat it this way, can we ever achieve
our goal?  My take is that we should be more interested in all the
other targets than ia64, not less.

> If we bumped the version, we would be incompatible with all other
> compilers, which would subvert the entire point of the ABI.

Bingo, which is why I think we should not.


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