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Re: C++ ABI testing issues, gcc-3.3 <-> gcc-3.2 compatibility
- From: Joe Buck <Joe dot Buck at synopsys dot com>
- To: nathan at codesourcery dot com (Nathan Sidwell)
- Cc: mrs at apple dot com (Mike Stump), Joe dot Buck at synopsys dot COM (Joe Buck),bkoz at redhat dot com, gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org, rth at redhat dot com
- Date: Fri, 2 Aug 2002 16:14:25 -0700 (PDT)
- Subject: Re: C++ ABI testing issues, gcc-3.3 <-> gcc-3.2 compatibility
> 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.
Exactly, so we have limited time to do 3.2. Hopefully the kind of testing
that Benjamin et al are doing will let us shortly iron out any issues
with 3.2-branch/trunk compatibility.