[haiku-development] Re: GCC 2 x GCC 4.

  • From: "François Revol" <revol@xxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-development@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2008 16:43:32 +0200 CEST

> > I don't think this is a good idea.
> Who cares? ;)


> > By keeping the emphasis on GCC2 for Haiku R1 we can do a clean
> > break
> > with R2 - that means full backwards compatibility, and still have
> > all
> > the great API changes for GCC 4 compiled apps.
> I am not so sure doing 2 major changes at the same time is wise. Of
> course it would be better in the sense that we wouldn't have 2
> breakages
>   (although being open-source now makes binary compatibility not much
> of
> a problem as it was with BeOS) but then it would complicate figuring
> out
> what changes actually broke something, for example.

Right, I don't recall switching to both gcc4 and BSD libc in Zeta as
being a sane and enlightening experience.

I don't have strong view on gcc* yet though.


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