Subject: Re: upgrade gcc to 2.7?
To: Christos Zoulas <email@example.com>
From: Tom Ivar Helbekkmo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/04/1995 09:17:54
On Thu, 3 Aug 1995, Christos Zoulas wrote:
> Have you tried to compile any c++ code with g++-2.7.0? I don't understand
> how can fsf release the compile when it does not even compile groff?
It compiled groff nicely for me -- as soon as I fixed the bugs in
groff. Basically, the groff source code relies on a declaration scope
rule that g++ 2.7 doesn't like -- nor, if I may say so, do I. Here's
an example of the sort of thing groff uses:
for (int i=0; i<j; i++)
Change all the occurences of this sort of thing to e.g.:
for (i=0; i<j; i++)
Then, g++ 2.7.0 will happily compile groff 1.09, and the resulting
executables work just fine.