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Re: [Proposed binutils PATCH] Re: Diagnosing an intricate C++ problem


On Tue, Sep 05, 2000 at 02:10:42PM -0400, Alexander N. Kabaev wrote:
> BSDs were maintaining -stable and -current branches of their source code
> for years now, Linux kernel, KDE, gcc (to some degree)
                                    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

IMO, to no degree.  

The only reason some critical bug fixes got applied was because I pushed
and pushed.  The GCC 2.95 branch is totally abandoned.  2.95.1 and 2.95.2
came quickly after 2.95.0.  But we have not seen a release of FSF/GNU GCC
in a year, and 3.0 is another ?6-9mo? off.

Jeff Law tries to do a little bit of work on that branch, but the other
GCC committers need to help him out to make any real branch maintenance
take place.  C++ in 2.95.2 is so bad that I know many C++ that have had
to move the Russian Roulette game of 2.96 to get a [sometimes] working
compiler.

-- 
-- David    (obrien@NUXI.com)

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