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Re: C++ ABI testing issues, gcc-3.3 <-> gcc-3.2 compatibility
- From: Nathan Sidwell <nathan at codesourcery dot com>
- To: Mike Stump <mrs at apple dot com>
- Cc: Joe Buck <Joe dot Buck at synopsys dot com>, bkoz at redhat dot com, gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org, rth at redhat dot com
- Date: Sat, 03 Aug 2002 00:08:35 +0100
- Subject: Re: C++ ABI testing issues, gcc-3.3 <-> gcc-3.2 compatibility
- Organization: Codesourcery LLC
- References: <918A8DA4-A66B-11D6-A219-000393941EE6@apple.com>
Mike Stump wrote:
> Bear in mind, I thought the only reason to do a 3.2 release is so that
> 3.3 can be compatible with it. If it isn't then is there _any_ reason
> to do a 3.2 release?
It is so 3.3 has a greater than zero probability of being
compatible with 3.2. I reckon the probability is still less than one.
(But you knew that anyway :)
If we didn't do a 3.2, there would be great temptation
for system vendors to produce a 3.1.1 + ABI patches themselves.
Dr Nathan Sidwell :: http://www.codesourcery.com :: CodeSourcery LLC
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