The IRC channel dedicated to GCC development is at irc.oftc.net/#gcc (for Fortran also: irc.oftc.net/#gfortran)
NOTE! This channel is exclusively dedicated to the development of GCC. Questions regarding usage of GCC are not appropriate.
There is an IRC channel dedicated to helping users with GCC at irc.libera.chat:6697/#gcc. Please use this channel for questions regarding GCC usage and general GCC discussion. Previously irc.freenode.org/#gcc was used, until May 2021.
The #gcc IRC channel on OFTC irc://irc.oftc.net/#gcc is for people that want to discuss development of GCC.
- a lot of people interested in working on GCC
a bot that can give you information on GCC bugs (as well as weather reports)
the topic includes a hourly-updated count of regressions
- add your own preferred feature here
There's also a channel specific to libstdc++ development, ##libstdcxx on Libera irc://irc.libera.chat:6697/##libstdcxx.
You may like to use this script (broken link FIXME!) that provides some nice Chatzilla commands that are useful while staying in #gcc. These include:
/gcc-public and /gcc-private
Switch between sending public messages to gccbot (preceded by a percent sign, e.g. %weather or private messages (using /msg .
/tell, /praise /lart /insult
Shortcuts for sending these commands to gccbot. Example: /tell xyz i have a patch for pr c++/5 or /lart xyz trying to understand push_secondary_reloads
Can be a nice way to tell gccbot that you are there, so that it delivers %tell messages for you. My startup script for #gcc for example, has the three-command sequence /gcc-private /weather /gcc-public The default location is in the Chatzilla preference gccbot.location
Not really related to #gcc but I found it disturbing that when you close the last Mozilla page, there is no way to open a new one except by clicking on a URL in the chat windows. So I added this command that fires a new browser window (optionally on the given URL).
('It is useless to leave wishes here, report them to the developer of gccbot')
I would like gccbot to recognize /notice messages, and reply to me in the same way.
I would like gccbot to send %tell messages as notices.