Subject: Re: gcc4.0
To: Richard Earnshaw <Richard.Earnshaw@buzzard.freeserve.co.uk>
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: 11/03/2005 10:54:48
> No. Support for 3.3 has ceased, but 3.4 is still being supported.
Right. Support for 3.4 is going away real soon now.
> My personal feeling is that we should wait for 4.1 before switching, but
> that's mainly down to my paranoia about .0 releases.
Sometimes I am even inclined to wait for x.3, to make damn sure it's a
compiler bug and not a bug in my code. Optimizing kernel code with a
new compiler especially is a danger zone. Often bits that really
should be declared "volatile" just get optimized away.
I suffer greatly from .0 paranoia... ;-)