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Re: GCC 4.7 compiles with llvm-gcc-4.2 but not with GCC 4.6.2

On 17 January 2012 09:12, Hans Aberg wrote:
> On 17 Jan 2012, at 08:30, Ian Lance Taylor wrote:
>> > When looking at, there are some large links to the versions, but none for 4.7.
>> GCC 4.7 has not been released yet.
> There is a development version. You might compare with the layout at
> ?

That's not the same, the GCC trunk isn't just an "unstable"
development version, it sometimes doesn't even build and may be
completely unsuitable for end users.

> A confusing thing is that one can get to the SVN version via the other versions links, but then one does not get the appropriate information about GCC 4.7.

If you check out svn trunk then of course you would expect to get the
latest, unreleased code, and you probably should have read the
installation docs - a compiler isn't just another app.

IMHO most people who try to build from source probably shouldn't be
doing so, they should be installing a binary package supplied by their
OS/distro vendor.  Those who specifically want to test newer versions
should look for and read the docs before rushing into building it,
even if they have to spend an extra minute finding those docs (which
as I've said, are linked to on the front page in the main menu.)

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