[Bug c++/56558] Address of operator with template base class member (C++ source compile error)

redi at gcc dot gnu.org gcc-bugzilla@gcc.gnu.org
Thu Mar 7 15:36:00 GMT 2013


--- Comment #6 from Jonathan Wakely <redi at gcc dot gnu.org> 2013-03-07 15:36:02 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #5)
> So, I'm leaving it to you to determine if these bugs are relevant to 4.6 
> (and prior?) in view of the C++ conversion.

They're not relevant.  We can't go back and fix existing versions now, so even
if we fixed 4.6.4 it wouldn't help people with 4.6.1 or 4.5.3

GCC can be built with much older compilers. If it can't be built, then the
source will be changed to use a workaround instead of expecting everyone to
update to a patched compiler that can build it.

There's no point worrying that every little bug in old versions of GCC will
cause a future problem.

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